Hesitant vacationers aren't the only ones showing up at gulf beaches this summer. Loggerhead sea turtles will be finishing their nesting period on the beaches of the Florida coast and then heading out to sea, as they have done long before BP ever drilled an oil well. The turtles have already been adversely affected in the wake of the spill (today's Grist post includes accounts of BP employees setting fire to large pools of oil where sea turtles just happened to be living).

However, ambitious measures are being carried out by the Sea Turtle Conservancy to mitigate these threats. Today Grist features an interview with director David Godfrey discussing the unprecedented measures.

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