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Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 5:43pm.READ MORE:
Releasing the sea turtles takes a lot of manpower and preparation. Each is weighed, loaded into the back of a pick up truck and covered in wet towels before being transported to the beach. Full story...
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Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/10/2009 - 6:14pm.READ MORE:
Sea 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...
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/10/2009 - 9:49am.READ MORE:
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 7:52pm.READ MORE:
Willamina, 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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Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/31/2008 - 5:30pm.READ MORE:
Along with celebrating Halloween Friday, volunteers in Topsail Beach are celebrating the official end to sea turtle nesting season. Though it was a successful year, with thousands of baby turtles hatching, officials said there is still a long way to go before they can be pulled off the endangered species list. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 5:12pm.READ MORE:
Bald Head Island is proud of having the best sea turtle nesting season in nine years. Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as a threatened species by the endangered species act. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 5:40pm.READ MORE:
It was graduation day for some sea turtles in Topsail Island. Volunteers for the Sea Turtle Hospital released 16 turtles back to the ocean this morning. Full story...