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Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 6:05pm.READ MORE:
People gathered to help guarentee lost loved ones a lasting legacy in North Carolina waters. Eternal Reefs mixes the remains into a concrete ball and then families place them in the ocean. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 2:58pm.READ MORE:
Volunteers along North Carolina's coast are walking through muck and going out on kayaks to rescue sea turtles that get stuck in sounds when the water turns cold, stunning them and leaving them helpless to save themselves. Full story...
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 8:40pm.READ MORE:
As Hurricane Sandy washed away the Topsail Island beach head, it swept some young sea turtles back ashore. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 4:30pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 4:04pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 11:19pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 12:25pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 4:26pm.READ MORE:
When you think of Topsail Island, you just might think of sea turtles. While humans on the island continue to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Irene, there's concern about the turtles that have been waiting to hatch on the island. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 4:06pm.READ MORE:
Topsail Beach has been busy this summer, and not just with tourists. Sea turtles have been making their way to the beach to lay their eggs, but now the are facing some hardships. The hatchlings must first survive their incubation period, which is sometimes compromised by natural predators, like foxes and coyotes, who love a tasty snack. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 11:50pm.READ MORE:
It was an exciting morning at Topsail Beach where hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to some of the area’s most cherished visitors. Full story...
Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 4:43pm.READ MORE:
Just as the cold has been affecting many of us this season, it's also effecting the turtle populations off the coast of North Carolina. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at Topsail Island has heaters and blankets for sea turtles that have been cold-stunned. Full story...
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Wed, 06/02/2010 - 4:40pm.READ MORE:
The 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...