Jean Beasley, head of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and
More than 300 ocean activists were nominated, and winners were chose in online voting.
Beasley founded the center following her daughter Karen’s death as a way to honor Karen’s legacy of protecting sea turtles. To date, Beasley and her volunteers have rehabilitated and released more than 300 sea turtles back into the wild. She has fought for stronger protections for sea turtles in
Beasley and her team are in the final stages of building a new $2 million hospital, scheduled to open late this summer in