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Topsail Turtle Project - Topsail Island, NC

One of my favorites of the summer!

Not historical, but was on my map of things I wanted to do :).

After visiting Wilmington and taking the carriage ride, we went to Topsail Island to visit the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital.

We saw 5 turtles that were being treated for different problems. There are more, but on the tour, they only allow a few to be visited. My favorite turtle was a Ridley turtle named Lennie. He is not releasable because he is blind. There were other turtles in there with problems such as boat propeller wounds, fishing net injuries, sickness and other things. The largest turtle we saw was Noah. He was the second largest in the hospital. The smallest was named April. Katie and I got turtle stuffed animals and mom got a beautiful Christmas ornament to remember our great trip.
All of our purchases helped the Sea Turtle Project :).

http://www.seaturtlehospital.org/

Cameras were not allowed inside the hospital, so we do not have any pictures, but please check out their website and see all the turtles they are helping. If you are able, please make a donation to help save these beautiful creatures.

Posted by Jessica NC 11:42

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