I really enjoyed this article from www.beachcarolina.com Olivia is an intern at the Karen Beasley Seat Turtle Hospital and a student at UNCW. Her story is a good one… I have included a brief excerpt below and a link to the full article… Enjoy!
Spotlight On Olivia Gaitros
“Topsail Beach, NC – People tell us all the time that they’ve always loved sea turtles. In the case of summer intern Olivia Gaitros, she put her feet in the sand to prove it when she began working the beach on Figure Eight Island at the tender age of nine. Over the years she was mentored by their sea turtle whisperer, Charlie Baker, and as she matured and gained knowledge she assumed more responsibilities in their program. Eventually she was identifying, verifying and analyzing the nests, in addition to being on-site for the hatches.” Read the entire article
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