sea turtle


Join Weekly Turtle Talks at N.C. Coastal Federation Center

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC June 26, 2014 – The Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project will hold a sea turtle program every Tuesday evening in July and August at the N.C. Coastal Federation’s new Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach. Each week, the volunteer-based organization will provide an […]


White sea turtle Nimbus moves to Wreck of the Caribsea

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC November 20, 2013 – Nimbus, the rare white sea turtle, is swimming in new waters at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The loggerhead recently moved from the Sea Turtle Rescue  area to the Wreck of the Caribsea. Its new home contains approximately 12,000 […]


NC Aquarium gives cold sea turtles warm welcome

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC November 17, 2013 – When temperatures went down last week, the sea turtle population temporarily went up at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. On Friday, the Aquarium welcomed 15 marine reptiles rescued from area waters after temperatures turned dangerously cold for them. Researchers […]


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 News August 2013

One flipper at a time Surf City, NC August 16, 2013 – We’re making steady progress at the new facility. After being delayed for what seemed like forever by backordered water system components enough of the stuff has arrived that we can almost get the thing up and flowing. We […]


Celebrate Sea Turtles Aug. 13

Pine Knoll Shores, NC August 8, 2013 – Nimbus, the Aquarium’s rare white sea turtle, is turning three! In honor of the unusual loggerhead and to highlight sea turtles everywhere, enjoy a daylong Sea Turtle Celebration on Aug. 13.  Find out more about these captivating reptiles, the troubles they face […]


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 […]


Proposal Will Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat in Coastal Waters Off 6 States

After Conservation Lawsuit, Habitat Protections Set for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi SAN FRANCISCO, CA July 17, 2013 — After more than five years of delay, the federal government today finally proposed to protect 36 areas of ocean habitat across six states for loggerhead sea turtles, […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News

Surf City, NC June 9, 2013 Moving out It’s one of the most anticipated days of the year for the volunteers and turtles at the hospital – the day our rehabilitated patients get their discharge papers. For twenty-eight turtles, one Loggerhead, two Kemp’s Ridleys and twenty-five young Greens that day […]


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 […]