One of the fun activities we did while we were at Topsail Island to get out of the midday heat was visit the sea turtle rehabilitation and rescue center.
They had a large number of rescued sea turtles, three different species. They all had names and their own tanks. Some had gotten a turtle form of frostbite during the cold months. Others had injuries or illness.
On the way out, we got to stop and talk to some of the sea turtle campers. They taught us all about squid anatomy and dissection. They were very enthusiastic. The boys loved touching squishy dead squids.