SURF CITY — In 1995 Jean Beasley had a tub in a friend’s backyard on Topsail Island where she cared for her first rescued sea turtle.
More than two decades later, Beasley runs a 14,500 square-foot hospital that is on the forefront of sea turtle conservation and medicine.
When a group of cold stunned loggerhead turtles recently arrived at the hospital, Port City Daily headed to Surf City for a sit-down with Beasley and a glimpse of what was going on in the hospital’s sick bay.
Beasley talked about the history of the hospital, its role in mitigating the human threat to an endangered animal, and the possible impacts of Hurricane Florence on this summer’s nesting season.
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