“Today’s Kids are Wildlife’s Future for Tomorrow”TM

vlcsnap-2012-09-25-21h26m15s161The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization will provide, through appropriate management activities and education, a safe and protected environment for all sea turtles that frequent the island of Ocean Isle Beach.


Striving for a suitable habitat for sea turtles, people, the ecosystem of Ocean Isle Beach and the surrounding waters.

The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization is an independent division of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc.

Deb and Fulton Allen, Island Coordinators are licensed by the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, work with a team of approximately 100 volunteer Field Scientists in a year-round effort to protect sea turtles. Volunteers are trained to be Field Scientists and are especially active between May and late September, when female sea turtles dig their nests and lay their eggs. In addition to identifying and marking nests on Ocean Isle Beach, we also protect hatchlings from predators, transport sick and injured sea turtles to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Top Surf City, North Carolina and educate the public about these amazing creatures.


8 Responses to Home

  1. Sue Christie says:

    I’m going to be moving into the area next week
    I’m looking to get involved with your program
    I’ll be busy for the first month with the move and the holidays
    But please let me know how to get involved
    Thank you

  2. KIM Reiter says:

    We are vacationing in OIB July 27 – August 3rd. Do you have any activities/gatherings where we can watch the sea turtles hatch?

    • DebA says:

      We offer Turtle Talk each Tuesday evening at 7 during the summer. Turtle Talk is at the OIB Community Center 44 E 1st Street and it’s free. Please join us. Turtle nests are typically active during that time, we just never know the timing.

  3. Lou Carson says:

    Question; years ago; one could pay to name a turtle. Do y’all still make this possible?

    • DebA says:

      We currently have adopt a plush hatchling. You make a $15 donation, name a turtle and receive an adoption certificate. These are available at Turtle Talk and Friday Concerts

  4. Marsha Kelly says:

    Good morning,

    I didn’t make the cut off to sponsor a turtle nest this season but I see it could be a record breaking season. I would still like to sponsor a nest if possible . Just let me know.


    • DebA says:

      Marsha- We reopened sponsorships today! If you are still interested, mail your check for $100 to
      PO Box 6524
      Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

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