Topsail Beach NC


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News (Oct. 6, 2013)

New road to hospital now open! The Town of Surf City has graciously allowed us to use Community Center Dr. to access our facility while Tortuga Lane was under construction. Tortuga Lane is now open! With the opening of the new road the town has requested that we direct all […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital (Sept. 30, 2013)

Surf City, NC – September 30, 2013 – First of all, many thanks to all of you for sticking with us as we work our carapaces off completing the move to the new facility. We have gradually been transporting our smaller patients from our Topsail Beach location to their new […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News

And last but certainly not least… Karina Monroe This is not Karina’s first time at the rodeo, so to speak. This 2013 graduate of Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC cut her sea turtle teeth in Costa Rica. In 2005 Karina, who has “always loved sea turtles” spent time at a […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News

Surf City, NC on Topsail Island July 22, 2013: Amber Wenrich   Amber, a native of Selinsgrove, PA has been vacationing with her family on Topsail for years. And for every one of those years she’s snaked her way through the long lines at our gate with hundreds of other […]


Sea Turtles Fared Well along North Carolina’s Coast in 2012

BEAUFORT, NC Jan. 7, 2013 — 2012 was a good year for sea turtle nesting on North Carolina’s coast. From late April until mid-September,sea turtles laid 1,103 nests along North Carolina’s coast — up from 967 in the previous year and 883 in 2010. This nesting season’s numbers were the […]


New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information to Smart Phones

“I’m Safe” feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button Eastern NC, August 1, 2012 — The American Red Cross today launched its official Hurricane App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or who visit hurricane prone areas. This […]


Sea Turtle Hospital News – Week of July 10th

Spotlight on Danielle O’Farrell Even the Golden Gate Bridge can get old after awhile, according to our San Francisco native, Danielle O’Farrell. In her quest to see what life was like on our side of the country. she headed off to Tufts University near Boston last fall where she began […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital Once Again Heals Sick and Injured For Return to Atlantic Ocean

We did it again! Rescue, rehabilitate, release; it’s what we do! And if you’re a sea turtle, the very best part of what we do is release. That’s what happened to fourteen fully rehabilitated patients on June 6th. After spending from several years to just a few short months under […]


Sea Turtle Hospital News: Hospital opens June 8th!

Hospital opens June 8th! You’ve been calling, e-mailing, tweeting and banging on our doors and windows for months. On Friday, June 8th we’ll be able to do something we haven’t done since last October; open our doors and invite you in! Tours will be held from 2-4 PM daily (EXCEPT […]


Sea Turtle Hospital News – Betsy Kautz

Another goodbye It’s been happening too often lately. It seems that every time we’re ready to bid happy farewells to our rehabilitated patients we’re also saying a very sad goodbye to one of our sea turtle family. Our veteran hospital and Topsail Turtle Project volunteer Betsy Kautz has lost her […]