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Help name two sea turtle hatchlings at Fort Fisher aquarium

Each year the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher cares for two hatchling loggerhead sea turtles and they need your help naming the tiny creatures.

Hilton Head requires beachgoers to fill the holes they dig

Hilton Head Island is the latest South Carolina beach to require people to fill in holes they dig before they leave for the day.

Turtle returned to ocean after recovering from spear attack

A federally protected green sea turtle was released in the Florida Keys after recovering from a spear shot into its neck.

Keep up with the number of turtle nests on our beaches

You can now keep up with just how many nests are on our beaches and on beaches all over the world thanks to a website from Seaturtle.org.

Sea turtle nest record broken on Bald Head Island

150 sea turtle nests have been laid so far on Bald Head Island smashing the previous record of 143 nests set in 1986. In addition to the 150 nests, there have been 236 false crawls, 75 unique individual sea turtles laying the nests, and 3 nests have hatched so far.

Experts record 128 sea turtle nests on Topsail Beach, still counting

The sea turtle nests this year just keep getting more impressive.

Oak Island could break record for sea turtle nests

The Town of Oak Island is preparing for a potentially record breaking number of sea turtle nests this year, with 91 and counting. Do you know what to do if you see a nest, or a turtle laying one?

Sea turtle nest disturbed near Oak Island Pier

The Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program posted on Facebook Tuesday morning that a sea turtle nest near Oak Island Pier had been vandalized.

Man sentenced for role in turtle smuggling scheme

A New Jersey wildlife trader has been sentenced to two years' probation for his role in a reptile smuggling ring that stretched from South Carolina to Hong Kong.

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Judge hears lawsuit attempting to delay NHRMC sale

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