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A loggerhead sea turtle swims just under the water’s surface. Photo: NOAA

During any given summer on North Carolina beaches, volunteers comb the shores for evidence of freshly laid sea turtle nests.

As the height of tourism season goes on, beachgoers are likely to see brightly colored ribbon tied between stakes used to cordon off carefully buried nests.