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Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Dozens of sea turtles take a dip back into the wild

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videoMore than a dozen sea turtles have made their way back home this week. After months of rehabilitation, all the turtles at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital get to go home. Full story...
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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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Reef balls make a lasting legacy

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video 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...
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Volunteers walk NC coast to save sea turtles

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video 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...
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Sea turtles rescued in wake of Hurricane Sandy

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video As Hurricane Sandy washed away the Topsail Island beach head, it swept some young sea turtles back ashore. 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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Veterinarians perform experimental surgery on turtle rescued from Holden Beach

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Veterinarians from NC State University have successfully completed experimental skull surgery on an endangered sea turtle. Full story...
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Rehabbed sea turtles released back to the ocean

Now that the water is warm enough, once-injured sea turtles were released back into the wild today in South Topsail Beach. WWAY's Marissa Jasek captured the sights and sounds.

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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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Auction raises money for Sea Turtle Hospital

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A sea turtle rescue group now has enough money to buy a digital radiograph machine, thanks to an auction of fiberglass versions of the real animals. Full story...
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