Topsail Beach, NC – The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Sea Turtle Hospital News
Well not literally, since the temperatures are still in the nineties and the humidity isn't much lower. In fact, while I was manning the gate for open house on a particularly brutal Carolina day more than a few sun-baked and . . . → Read More: What’s “Cool” in the middle of summer? Sea Turtles!
OMG! The college interns are gone and we have twenty-seven sick turtles and we still have open house for a few weeks” season. Even though we released sixty fully recovered turtles from June 2008 – June 2009 those tanks barely had a chance to cool off before we started filling them up again. And the incoming sick and wounded are the most critical and fragile we’ve seen in many years. Some of the “Barnacle Bills” were so emaciated they were almost flat: not all made it. After a full summer of food, treatment and TLC a lot of these critters are still on the edge. Big mama Loggerhead, “Bogue” remains about a hundred pounds underweight even though we’re throwing as much fish at her as she’ll eat. . . . → Read More: OMG! The Sea Turtle Interns Are Gone!
Kelsey Blackburn, a pre-vet and psychology student at Wake Forest, advises new interns to forget the socks and tennis shoes when working at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island, NC. Ava Bace, a student from UNC Ashville, worked for “Wildlife For Life” and knows the fine art of feeding the tired, the hurt, and the reluctanct to munch. . . . → Read More: Spotlight on Kelsey Blackburn and Ava Bace
Volunteer and now intern “Mr. Fixit” Charlie Lynch from Springfield, PA will return to Penn State in the fall as a sophomore. Animal Science major and intern Caroline Lea returns to NC State. Flipper hugs to four Girl Scouts from Salem, VA who set up a table of sea turtle related objects. After a short presentation they offered all the items for sale and donated the entire proceeds to our hospital. . . . → Read More: Spotlight on Charlie Lynch and Caroline Lea