A T-shirt sparked Kris Williams’s passion for saving turtles on Georgia’s Wassaw Island. The so-called Turtle Babe is head of the Caretta Research Project, a shoestring effort that is the oldest turtle conservation project in North America. Read more on the Grist Magazine website. In other turtle news, it seems that Williams’s counterparts in India have their work cut out for them. Despite government protections, about 2,000 Olive Ridley sea turtles trying to nest on India’s eastern Orissa coast have been killed by fishing nets and fishers this season.