Sea turtles head back home deep under the sea

Posted June 4, 2014

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehab Center on Topsail Island opens to the public Thursday, but on Wednesday, the center released 10 rehabbed turtles back into the ocean.

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  • Johnny Byrd Jun 5, 2014
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    Strange how you will highlight the turtle hospital and it's good work treating injured sea turtles but ignore the number one killers of sea turtles, inshore gill nets and inshore shrimp trawlers. Together they kill hundreds per year, in fact, Beasley with a team of lawyers started litigation a couple of years ago due to gill netters breaking the regulations on reporting turtles daily. Shrimp trawlers are even worse even with TED's in place. When is WRAL going to start reporting the TRUTH not just what is convenient.