Wednesday, July 29, 2015

North Carolina's Sea Turtle Hospital

From the July 23. 2015, Pender-Topsail Post & Voice "Sea Turtle Hospital News" by Karen Sota.

Your chance to see recovering and injured sea turtles.  It used to be located in a small building in Topsail Beach, but has since moved to the other side of the sound and the Intercoastal Waterway in Surf City (before the Swing bridge).  From N.C.210/50, turn onto Charlie  Medlin Drive by Shipwreck point mini Golf.

They are open everyday except Wednesdays and Sundays from  noon to 4 p.m..  Admission is $5 for adults 13 and up and $4 for seniors 65 and older and active military personnel.

They go out mornings on beach patrol to search for nest sites, but rely on people to help with sightings.

There is a whole set of rules for what you can do and not do when encountering nesting turtles.

--RoadDog

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