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Sea turtles released into the Atlantic

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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. They have all been nursed back to health after surviving anything from broken shells to infections. Many of the volunteers say the battle for these sea turtles is not over yet. Sandy Sly of the Sea Turtle Hospital board of directors said, "We know what these turtles have to face out there in that ocean and we are not happy about that, but we are happy that they are well enough that they can go home and that we have done our job which was to rehabilitate them and get them home where they belong." To date, the Karen B Easley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center has released more than 100 sea turtles back to the Atlantic.

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I Love These Stories...

As a true "local" to this area, I have so enjoyed the coverage of these releases. Two years ago we were at Topsail and the hospital was closed, an employee...or should I say...volunteer...saw the disappointment in my girls faces and brought them in so they could take a look. This hospital so relies on not only the time of these volunteers, but contributions as well. Please keep this in mind when it comes to writing those year end contribution checks...I send maybe $50.00 a year, but I know that every dime counts... To the hospital, thanks for inspiring the youth in our community to be involved and for saving these creatures god gave us.

I would like to commend all

I would like to commend all the dedicated volunteers at Topsail Island, and Bald Head Island, for their work in helping such a remarkable, yet often defenseless, sea animal.