Find an injured sea turtle? Here is who to contact

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To report dead, sick, or injured sea turtles on land or water anywhere in the state, call the NC Sea Turtle Hotline or look for the contact for each island in our viewing area.

NC Sea Turtle Hotline (They will dispatch the appropriate volunteer group.)
252-241-7367

Matthew Godfrey, NC Wildlife Resources Commission Sea Turtle Biologist 252-728-1528
Sarah Finn, NC Wildlife Resources Commission Sea Turtle Stranding Coordinator 910-742-7729

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PENDER COUNTY:

Topsail Island (including North Topsail Beach, Surf City, and Topsail Beach):
Topsail Turtle Project
Terry Meyer 910-470-2880

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center (Director: Jean Beasley)
910-329-0222
https://www.seaturtlehospital.org/



Lea-Hutaff Island:
*Call Sea Turtle Hotline

NEW HANOVER COUNTY:
Figure 8 Island:
*Call Sea Turtle Hotline

Wrightsville Beach:
Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project
833-4-TURTLE or 910-612-3047
https://wbstp.org/

Masonboro Island:
*Call Sea Turtle Hotline or
NC Coastal Reserve Masonboro Island
910-962-2998

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach:
Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project
888-290-1065
http://m.seaturtleproject.org/

Fort Fisher:
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
910-458-5798

BRUNSWICK COUNTY:

Bald Head Island:
Bald Head Island Conservancy
910-457-0089 x 5
https://www.bhic.org/sea-turtle-protection-program/

Caswell Beach:
Caswell Beach Turtle Watch, Gary Holbrooks
910-880-0994
http://caswellturtlewatch.org/

Oak Island:
Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program, Town of Oak Island Recreation Center
910-278-5518
https://oakisland.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=8057

Holden Beach:
Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program
910- 754-0766
http://www.hbturtlewatch.org/

Ocean Isle Beach:
Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization
910-880-8715
http://oibseaturtles.org/

Sunset Beach and Bird Island:
Sunset Beach Turtle Watch
910-209-1079
https://www.sunsetbeachturtles.org/contact.html