sea turtles


Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in […]


Loggerhead Turtles Win Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History, AL Coastal Areas

Loggerhead Sea Turtles Win Room to Roam, Habitat Protection   685 Miles of Nesting Beach and More Than 300,000 Square Miles of Ocean Protected in Largest Critical Habitat Designation in History                                                                                 ST. PETERSBURG, FL July 9, 2014 — After more than five years of delay, threatened loggerhead sea […]


Aquarium holiday camps offer cold-weather fun

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC December 19, 2013 – Holiday camps at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores combine fun and learning into wintertime adventures for children in grades 2-5 during the December holiday break. Participants enjoy outdoor activities, discovery labs, crafts, behind-the-scenes action and more. Holiday camps meet […]


Cold weather brings, “cold stunned” sea turtles

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC November 26, 2013 – We’re getting sea turtles with our turkey this year! The recent cold temperatures have led to hypothermic sea turtles washing up on our beaches. These “cold-stunned” sea turtles may not be moving much, but might still be alive. Lend a helping hand […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News

SURF CITY, NC (Topsail Island) November 24, 2013: Hospital opens for tours and shopping After only three weeks our staff and turtles have comfortably settled into our new home and new routines. No doubt that the work of physically relocating the rest of our “stuff” will continue for many months, […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News

SURF CITY, NC (Topsail Island) November 11, 2013: We did it! After more than a decade of dreaming it, and more than three years of building it we finally completed our new facility. The staff, our current patient load of just under thirty turtles and a tribe of over one-hundred […]


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News (October 28, 2013)

Surf City, NC (Topsail Island) October 28, 2013 Getting our move on The new water system will be totally installed and undergoing final testing by the time you read this. After watching the “pros” work we certainly made the right decision when we decided not to even attempt to do […]


NC Aquarium releases 18 sea turtles offshore

Pine Knoll Shores, NC October 18, 2013 – Michele Lamping, an aquarist at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, releases a sea turtle hatchling offshore Thursday. The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores celebrated 18 success stories on Thursday as 18 sea turtles that would not have survived […]


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 – August 31, 2013

Here a nest, there a nest All that hard work those Loggerhead mama’s (and one Green lady) put in over the summer is evident up and down our twenty-six miles of beaches. Our Topsail Turtle Project has records going back to the 1980’s that track general nesting and hatching activity […]