Bald Head Island Conservancy

World Sea Turtle Week 2024

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By Morgan Greene, Marketing Associate

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The festivities began Saturday, June 8, as we kicked off the week with our World Ocean Day cleanup. Sea turtle specimens and activities will be available for you to enjoy all week long in the Fleming Environmental Education Center. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages (@bhiconservancy) throughout the week to learn some fun facts about sea turtles and keep up-to-date with each day’s on-campus activities!

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There are many ways for you to start protecting sea turtles this week and throughout the summer, such as only using red lights on the beach and turning off house lights that face the beach at night. One of the best ways to help nesting sea turtles and sea turtle hatchlings is to leave the beach the way you found it: pick up trash, take everything you brought with you back off the beach, and knock down your sandcastles and fill in holes in the sand before you leave.

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This conservation work for protected sea turtles on Bald Head Island is authorized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (ES Permit 24ST14).


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