While we have been monitoring the warming of local ocean water so we can have a beach release for Fanny and Frankie, Rehab has welcomed 2 healthy juvenile greens from Pine Knoll Shores Acquarium on 4/17/12. Here is their information:
Bobby B CM MHG 12-02-12-01 A 9.46 lb. green turtle, brought in by Matthew H. Godfrey on 2/12/12 from Cape Lookout Bight. Bobby B has been rehabbing at Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium and was transported to N.E.S.T. Rehab for release with Fanny, Frankie & Mikey (see below). Bobby B has been named in memory of an ATV driver Bob Burns, long time N.E.S.T. ATV Driver/Volunteer, who recently passed away at 91. Bob drove the Southern Shores route and, although partially blind, found more nests than almost anyone else. He retired from ATV driving at 89. If you would like to make a donation by credit card online, please use PayPal via our website http://www.nestonline.org/donate.htm and send a short email to our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know what the donation is for.
Mikey CM JMA 12-01-04-20 This 10.56 lb green turtle was found 1/4/12 at Cape Lookout Bight. Mikey has been rehabbing at Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium and was transported to N.E.S.T. Rehab for release with Fanny, Frankie, and Bobby B. Mikey is named in memory of Mike Piatak of the National Park Service (NPS) in Cape Hatteras who passed away the last week of February. As those who had a chance to work with Mike know, he was an incredibly dedicated member of our community here. He will be greatly miss him by all of us.