Monday, June 13, 2016

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Sanctuary

When I think sea turtles, I think Finding Nemo. And the East Australian Current. Here in North Carolina sea turtles are the real deal. They come to shore on the local beaches and nest their eggs every summer. Then wah-lah baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean  60 days later. Talk about a bucket list thing! I'm going to try to get in on that this summer!

But for now, our first sea turtle sighting was at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Sanctuary in Surf City, North Carolina. This rescue is for sick and injured sea turtles who are found on the Atlantic Coast. As far north as Massachusetts and south as South Carolina are transported to the sanctuary for rehabilitation and release.

It's a small little place. Lots of educational opportunities to learn about sea turtles and what the sanctuary is doing. Plus, we saw many turtles who are to be released in the near future with lots of personality. Who knew turtles had personality?!?

And kudos to all the knowledgeable volunteers who taught us way more than we realized there was to learn :)


  1. What a cool place! I always love learning about different animals. I hope you're able to see some this summer! :)

  2. What a neat place!!! I love how much you are exploring your new home! :)

  3. I LOVE turtles! This is so cool!

  4. Very cool! There is another place like this down on Jekyll Island, and they do such great work!