Are Red Lights Better for Sea Turtles?

FACT:  Sea turtles DO see red lights.  The color and wavelength is not as disturbing to them as a white light but turtles do still respond to them.  The NCWRC guidelines state that no lights (red or otherwise) should be shined near or directly on a sea turtle mama, nest or hatchling. Avoiding use of these lights minimizes distraction and disorientation and helps them reach their intended destination quickly and successfully.