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New Sea Turtle Hospital up and running

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videoSick and injured sea turtles now have a new and improved hospital in Surf City. The new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital offers more space, an updated filtration system and other amenities the old facility on topsail island did not have room for. Full story...
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More sea turtles released back into wild

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Six sea turtles are back home now. Tuesday afternoon, workers with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center released the animals back into the wild. Full story...
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Jean Beasley wins Ocean Hero Award

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The woman who founded a hospital for sea turtles in Pender County has won another award for her dedication. Jean Beasley has been named the winner of the 2013 Ocean Hero Award by the environmental group Oceana. Full story...
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Time running out to vote Beasley for Ocean Hero Award

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There are only a few more days left to vote for a Pender County woman who has devoted her life to helping sea turtles to receive a national honor. Jean Beasley is one of six adult finalists for Oceana's Ocean Hero Awards. Full story...
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Sea Turtle hospital moving to new facility

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video For 16 years it’s been a sanctuary for our four-finned friends and now the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital is getting ready for its biggest release yet. Full story...
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28 sea turtles head back to ocean after treatment

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video It's an annual rite of summer for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Volunteers loaded up once-injured sea turtles and headed for the beach, where cheering fans greeted the reptiles to watch them hit the water. Full story...
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Sea turtle recovers after trip to Raleigh for special surgery

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video Summer is in full swing, and that means it's busy season at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Beach. The facility is full of turtles in need of help. And one in particular just got some special attention. We told you yesterday about an injured sea turtle taken to Raleigh for surgery. Today, we stopped by the hospital to check on patient. Full story...
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Temperatures shocking sea turtles along coast

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video The ever-changing temperatures continue to take their toll on the sea turtles off the coast of North Carolina. Twelve green sea turtles have died already this winter because of the changing cold temperatures. Full story...
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Gulf oil a concern as rehabbed turtles go back to wild

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videoThe Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital released 15 turtles back into the wild this even at a time where an ongoing oil spill leaves an uncertain future for their kind. Full story...
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Rare sea turtle washes up dead on NC beach

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A wildlife expert says a rare sea turtle that was found tied up and dead on a North Carolina beach may have been intentionally dragged behind a boat. Full story...
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Law suit hopes to save sea turtles from gill nets

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A potential law suit is in place in hopes of saving sea turtles. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach has filed a 60-day letter of intent to sue the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Full story...
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Tracking rehabilitated sea turtles online

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videoExactly one month ago, nine rehabilitated sea turtles were released back into the Atlantic. Sennet, the loggerhead, has a satellite tracking device on his back. We can go online to see where he's been swimming and what he's been up to these last four weeks. Full story...
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Willy freed after recuperating

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videoSea turtles are often in the news in this area, but one particular reptile has made headlines from here to England. Willaminia, or Willy as she's called, has been at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in North Topsail where she has been recuperating since April. Full story...
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Worldly turtle winds up at Topsail

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videoWillamina, or Willy for short, is a Kemp's ridley sea turtle that's stirred up plenty of worldwide attention because she's the first turtle to own two passports. Full story...
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Volunteers looking to help more sea turtles in 2009

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Volunteers at the sea turtle hospital in Topsail Island are hoping the New Year will be a healthy one for injured turtles. Full story...
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