A project of Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
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Since 1997, the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, located on Topsail Island in North Carolina, has worked towards caring for sick or injured sea turtles in order that they should be released back to the wild. Each year, the KBSTRRC admits dozens of turtles that have been found in North Carolina and elsewhere. Working in collaboration with the wildlife veterinarians from North Carolina State University and others, the staff of the KBSTRRC have successfully rehabilitated and released more than 100 sea turtles over the past 7 years.
The majority of turtles that have been released have been juveniles, and up until now there was no information available on where and how the turtles were going in the water. Now, with the help of satellite tracking, we can watch where some of the rehabilitated turtles go after their treatment at the KBSTRRC.
The partners of this tracking project include Jean Beasley and her crew of volunteers and interns at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Matthew Godfrey and Wendy Cluse of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Don LeSage of GeoTrak, and Blake Henke of North Star Science and Technology.
This opportunity to follow our rehabilitated turtles was made possible by Progress Energy Foundation, North Star Science and Technology, GeoTrak Inc, in addition to the donations made by visitors and supporters of KBSTRRC.