To ensure the preservation and protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles, working within federal and state guidelines. The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project is comprised of volunteers dedicated to the protection of all sea turtle species. During nesting season (May 1 - August 31) we patrol from the southern end of Kure Beach to the northern end (including Freeman Park) of Carolina Beach.
Crew members of the U.S.C.G. Cutter Block Island brought crates of turtles aboard at the Fort Macon coast guard station to be taken to sea and released Thursday morning.Read More
The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or "NEST", is running out of money. The group relies on donations to rescue sea turtles along the North Carolina coast, and they are struggling to deal with a large number of turtles that became hypothermic when a cold snap cooled shallow water quickly.