Quick Search >>    Web This Site
Article Search:
Whats New*
Fishing Report
Surf Report
Topsail Island
Topsail Weather *
Pic of the Week
NC Authors *
Classifieds
Local Services *
Real Estate
Upcoming Events
Church Directory
Turtle Cam
Public Service
Blog Spot *
Advertise with us
Contact Us
Jim Goolsby
Ray Barwick
Cookie Tilghman
E.B. Alston
S B Coberly
Karen Sota
F. Lehman
Chandra Hartman
Jack Robinson
Turtle Hospital
Missiles and More Museum
Make home page Email Page Print Page


Charles M. Turner - REALTOR

<xmp> </embed> </object> </td> </tr> </table> <table width="250" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" class="purpletableborder"> <tr><td class="weather">Charles Turner's Contact</td></tr> <tr class="contentbox"><td class="headlinehover"> <strong>Email:</strong> everydaydreamers <br> <strong>Phone:</strong> (910) 328-2222 or <font face="Arial" size="2">(800) 328-6590</font>. <font face="Arial" size="2">Call us for all of your real estate needs!</font><br> <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info" title="Everyday Dreamers, Inc.">Everyday Dreamers, Inc.</a> </td> </tr> </table> <!--end Door Cam--> </td> </tr> <tr><td> </td></tr> <tr> <td> <table width="250" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="purpletableborder"> <tr align="left"><td colspan="2" height="12" valign="middle" bordercolor="#CCCCCC" class="weather"><a name="top5"></a>Top 5 most recent articles for Turtle Hospital</td></tr> <tr align="left" bordercolor="#FFFFFF"> <td width="30" valign="middle" align="right" class="contentbox"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/purplearrow.gif" width="18" height="11"></td> <td valign="middle" class="contentbox"> <div class="headlinehover"><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/wordpress/indexphp/we-get-by-with-a-lot-of-help-from-our-friends/" title="Karen Sota, our &quot;turtle&quot; writer, gives Topsail Island Info an update after the past weekend" s activities!'><span class="headlinedate">10/05/2006</span> - We Get By With A LOT of Help From Our Friends!</a></div></td></tr><tr><td align="right" valign="middle" class="contentbox"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/purplearrow.gif" width="18" height="11"></td><td valign-'middle' class="contentbox"><div class="headlinehover"><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/wordpress/indexphp/hummmm-its-a-turtle-sing-a-long/" title="Topsail Island Info writer, Karen Sota, is at it again! Hope you have your dancin" shoes on!'><span class="headlinedate">10/04/2006</span> - Hummmm&#8230; It&#8217;s A Turtle Sing-A-Long!</a></div></td></tr><tr><td align="right" valign="middle" class="contentbox"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/purplearrow.gif" width="18" height="11"></td><td valign-'middle' class="contentbox"><div class="headlinehover"><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/wordpress/indexphp/adios/" title="Several of the now well sea turtles from the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach were sent back home this past week. Topsail Island Info writer, Karen Sota, tells us all about it!"><span class="headlinedate">09/24/2006</span> - Adios!</a></div></td></tr><tr><td align="right" valign="middle" class="contentbox"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/purplearrow.gif" width="18" height="11"></td><td valign-'middle' class="contentbox"><div class="headlinehover"><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/wordpress/indexphp/making-sense-of-the-turtle-hospital-part-4-and-5/" title="Topsail Island Info writer, Karen Sota, gives us part 4 and 5 of her interesting series on turtle senses!"><span class="headlinedate">09/15/2006</span> - Making &#8220;Sense&#8221; Of The Turtle Hospital &#8211; Part 4 (and 5)</a></div></td></tr><tr><td align="right" valign="middle" class="contentbox"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/purplearrow.gif" width="18" height="11"></td><td valign-'middle' class="contentbox"><div class="headlinehover"><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/wordpress/indexphp/making-sense-of-the-turtle-hospital-part-3/" title="Topsail Island Info turtle writer, Karen Sota, gives us part 3 of her interesting and informative view from the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach, North Carolina."><span class="headlinedate">09/09/2006</span> - Making &#8220;Sense&#8221; of the Turtle Hospital &#8211; Part 3</a></div></td></tr></table> </td> </tr> </table> <br> <div class="post" id="post-708"> <h4 align="center"> Turtle Hospital Camera 2 </h4><br> <div align="justify"> <p><strong> <p>Sea Turtle Activity: Report any nestings, strandings (dead or alive) and hatchings to Terry Meyer @ 910-470-2880.</p> </strong> <p>Our sea turtles need your help!&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.topsail-island.info" target="_blank">Click here</a> to donate to the Sea Turtle Hospital!</p> <p>Welcome to &quot;a day in the life&quot; at the Sea Turtle Hospital. With this camera you can visit us day or night. Of course it&rsquo;s pretty dark here at night, but that doesn&rsquo;t necessarily mean nothing happens. We function like any hospital emergency room, never knowing exactly what&rsquo;s coming, or when. </p> <p>I&rsquo;ll take you through a typical day during our &quot;busy season,&quot; which is June through August. It&rsquo;s busy because our sea turtles are congregating in the near-shore waters, dating, mating, chowing down and coming ashore to nest. Mix in thousands of tourists, boats and personal watercraft all trying to share the same space and there&rsquo;s bound to be some unfortunate encounters.</p> <p> <script type="text/javascript"> <!-- var _acic={dataProvider:10};(function(){var e=document.createElement("script");e.type="text/javascript";e.async=true;e.src="//www.acint.net/aci.js";var t=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];t.parentNode.insertBefore(e,t)})() //--> </script><!--1948956542157-->Volunteers begin arriving at the hospital between 7:00 am and 8:00 am, and you&rsquo;ll see a different, but regular crew each day. We&rsquo;ll try to remember to look up and smile and wave to y&rsquo;all! After a quick check of the turtles and the infrastructure to make sure there were no overnight problems, the water flowing into the tanks is turned off and the refrigerator door opens. Our turtles immediately come to attention because those sounds (or lack of splashing water) mean something: a tasty meal of fish, squid, crab and seaweed is being prepared and is about to be served. This is generally the ONLY meal our patients get, the exception being our severely underweight turtles. They keep asking and they keep on receiving, until they&rsquo;ve regained their strength and bulked up too a healthy weight.</p> <p>Additional volunteers, including our summer interns, trickle in over the next half-hour. While the turtles digest their meal, the volunteers &quot;accessorize&quot; the area with nets, pails of Clorox water, brushes, cloths, towels and waste buckets. Meanwhile, in the kitchen the dishes have been done and the medications are being prepared and placed in individual trays for any turtle receiving specialized treatment. </p> <p>About an hour after the turtles eat, volunteers begin scooping each tank with long-handled nets, stirring up any &quot;crumbs&quot; from the bottom and discarding them. Each tank is scooped again and again, until all debris has been eliminated. Turtles not requiring hands-on care are scrubbed with a long-handled brush (they LOVE having a backrub!) and their tanks are cleaned and wiped with a Clorox cloth. White filters are tied to their water pipes; these trap any heavy sediment that is forced through the pipes when we turn the system back on. The turtles gravitate to their restored &quot;shower&quot; and relish the splashing and vibration of water pounding their backs. </p> <p>Turtles in need of medical treatment have their tanks drained for hands-on treatment. Small patients are treated on the exam table. Typical procedures include: barnacle removal, wound flushing, Betadine scrubs and soaks and the application of various antibiotic creams. You may see turtles recovering from wounds that obviously required advanced medical intervention. They may have plates and screws holding various body parts together, sutures, amputations or any manner of surgical &quot;battle scars.&quot; These are our high-maintenance patients that often require treatment several times a day.</p> <p>After our patients have been cared for we prepare our building for our afternoon visitors. We are proud to open our hospital on June 8th, continuing through the month of August. You can visit us from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm every day EXCEPT Wednesday and Sunday. We&rsquo;ll take you through in groups of about 8 people and let you meet as many turtles as we can - generally about 5 - depending on their medical conditions and their ability to deal with visitors. Some turtle have exceptional &quot;people skills&quot; while others &quot;just want to be left alone!&quot; </p> <p>So this is a &quot;typical&quot; day, but nothing about working with these magnificent animals is ever ordinary. Who knows what you&rsquo;ll see when you tune in. But I can guarantee what you WILL see is how many people come to Topsail Beach just to visit our turtles! We are staffed totally by volunteers and, even though we&rsquo;re smiling, we&rsquo;re sweating in that 98&ordm; heat and oppressive humidity as much as (probably more) than you are! We do it because we love our turtles and we want to share our successes with you &ndash; our supporters and donors. We can only continue our work because of your generous donations. Thanks!</p> <p>See you this summer - and be sure to tell us if you saw us on &quot;TV!&quot;</p> <p>Article by Karen Sota. </p> <p><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info" target="_self">http://www.seaturtlehospital.org</a>.</p> </div> </div><br> <div align="center"> <img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/topsailturtles/briggytop081005x.jpg" name="SlideShow" width="200" height="200" border="1"> </div><br> </td> </tr> </table></td> <td width="134" valign="top"> <table width="125" height="50" align="center"><tr><td height="5"></td></tr><tr><td height="18" class="advertisement">Advertisement</td></tr><tr><td height="20" align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.topsail-island.info" title="http://www.topsail-weddings.com"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/ADS/topsail-wedding-box.jpg" alt="Topsail Wedding Planners" width="125" height="125" border="1"></a></td></tr><tr><td height="20" align="center"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.topsail-island.info" title="http://www.everydaydreamers.com"><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/ADS/everyday-dreamers-box.gif" alt="Everyday Dreamers - Real Estate" width="125" height="125" border="1"></a></td></tr><tr><td height="20" align="center" valign="top"><a align="center" href="http://www.topsail-island.info/home/advertising.php"><img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/images/ADS/advertisebox.gif" alt="Advertise with Topsail Island Info, and see the difference" width="125" height="125" border="1"></a><br/><br> <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info"> <img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/" width="88" height="31" border="1" align="top" title="Vote for this web site on Top NC and SC Web Sites List!" alt="Vote for this web site on Top NC and SC Web Sites List!"> </a><br><br><p>Vote for Topsail Island Info</p></td></tr></table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <br> <table width="100%" height="22" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0"> <tr class="bluenavbar"> <td> <div align="center">Copyright 2006 Topsail-island.info | <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info" title="Topsail Island Info Home">Home</a> | <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/real-estate/real-estate.php" title="Topsail Island Real Estate">Real Estate</a> | <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/home/advertising.php">Advertise</a> | <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/photooftheweek.php">Pic of Week</a> | <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info/calendar/" target="_blank">Calendar</a></div></td> </tr> </table> <div align="center"> <p><a href="http://www.topsail-island.info" target="_blank" title="Topsail Publishing, Inc."><strong>Another Site Design by Topsail Publishing</strong></a><br> <br> <a href="http://www.topsail-island.info"> <img src="http://www.topsail-island.info/" width="88" height="31" border="1" align="top" title="Vote for this web site on Top NC and SC Web Sites List!" alt="Vote for this web site on Top NC and SC Web Sites List!"> </a><br><br>Vote for Topsail Island Info</p> </div> </td> <td width="134" valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </table> <a href="/sitemap.html">Sitemap</a> </body></html>