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Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 11:25am.READ MORE:
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 8:47pm.READ MORE:
Loggerhead turtles can be found all along the Carolina coast from Topsail Island to Holden beach, but unfortunately their existence is being threatened. Fish and wildlife leaders announced Friday these creatures would no longer be listed as one threatened species but nine distinct population segments. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 3:26pm.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 - 3:06pm.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 - 10:50pm.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 WWAY on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 11:12am.READ MORE:
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Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 3:43pm.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 Hailey Winslow on Fri, 08/06/2010 - 4:25pm.READ MORE:
It's been about 40 years since someone spotted a leatherback turtle in Holden Beach. Last night, Holden Beach visitors witnessed 54 baby leatherbacks hatch and make their journey to the sea. Full story...
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Wed, 06/23/2010 - 10:43pm.READ MORE:
There have been a record number of false crawls by sea turtles this season which prevents them from safely laying their nests. Full story...