Category Archives: Sea Turtles

Every year, mid-May through August, Loggerhead Sea Turtles nest on Topsail Island. Nesting means that female sea turtles come onshore to lay eggs. Approximately 60 days after the eggs have been deposited, the baby turtles hatch and scamper into the ocean.

Everyone on Topsail Island anticipates “sea turtle time.” It is very important that everyone is aware of sea turtles nesting in order to help protect the turtles. You never want to disturb a sea turtle nest or use lights on the beach at night. You can help the turtles by picking up trash on the beach and making sure there aren’t any holes on the beach (that turtles could fall into).

Learn more about sea turtle nesting through educational programs with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City, NC. The Karen Beasley Center is dedicated to conserving and preserving marine turtles through rescue and care of sea turtles, wildlife conservation, public education and learning opportunities.

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

(910) 329-0222 | 302 Tortuga Ln, Surf City, NC 28445

The Treasured Turtles of Topsail Island

Homeowners and seasonal renters are not the only ones that love the beaches of Topsail Island … Topsail’s Treasured Turtles by Pat Fontana Designated as a turtle sanctuary, the island is host to a number of turtle nests along its … Continue reading

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Topsail Time, Talent, and Treasures

Coastal Treasures from the Topsail Island Treasure Coast is brought to you by Treasure Realty, the trusted local experts for real estate, vacation rentals, and long-term rentals. Today’s feature is about some of the ways to give back to Topsail … Continue reading

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The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Hospital

  The Story Behind Surf City’s Sea Turtle Hospital The story Behind Surf City’s Sea Turtle Hospital goes something like this: It all started with a young girl and a warm summer evening on Topsail Island.Karen Beasley and her mother … Continue reading

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It’s Sea Turtle Time on Topsail Island

by Donna Byrd Several years ago I was able to move to the Topsail Island area and I felt like I was the luckiest person alive! I was living at a place I had wanted to live my whole life…the … Continue reading

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Take Me To The Water: Sea Turtles Rescued and Released!

  by Donna Byrd   Today, Bill and I decided to be tourists here on Topsail Island.  Bill saw on a Surf City Facebook link that The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City was releasing … Continue reading

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Topsail Sea Turtles Return Home

Topsail Island Sea Turtles Return Home The New Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is Now Open to the Public! What a sight to behold was the recent Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center’s “turtle release” in … Continue reading

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Our Congratulations and Thanks Go Out To Jean Beasley

If you know Topsail Island, then you probably already know that the island is a haven for Sea Turtles, a haven where our residents and guests alike take great pride in preserving the turtles nesting grounds and also helping as … Continue reading

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Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital News

I really enjoyed this article from www.beachcarolina.com Olivia is an intern at the Karen Beasley Seat Turtle Hospital and a student at UNCW. Her story is a good one… I have included a brief excerpt below and a link to … Continue reading

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