My interest in turtles started in the spring of 2003. My husband and I became involved with the volunteer program, through the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center, to protect and monitor sea turtle nests. One day a week during the months of May thru August we walked a mile at Top Sail Beach, NC, searching for Turtle nests. Eight nests were found in our one mile stretch.
Each nest contains about 120 eggs.
About 1 in 1000 survive to maturity.
In the spring of 2004 we joined the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project
at Carolina Beach. It's closer to where we live.
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