Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center opens for tours

Turtle Hospital opening

Sonita Gaitros and Heidi Zynda help a turtle in the turtle sick bay at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Surf City Tuesday morning.

Photo by Maria Sestito/The Daily News
Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM.

SURF CITY | Will the wait times be as long?

How many tourists will be able to take the tour any given day?

Thursdays were the most popular days at the old building. Which day will it be now?

These are some of the questions Jean Beasley cannot answer at this moment as she sits behind the wheel of her white pickup truck outside the new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday morning.

“Everything is a learning curve right now,” she said. “We do not know exactly what is going to happen here.”

Wrapping up the third in a four-day series of releasing rehabilitated sea turtles off the Surf City shore into the Atlantic, Beasley said she’s excited to open the hospital’s doors to the public beginning Thursday.

After Wednesday’s release close to 40 sea turtles will have been returned to sea.



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