Outer Banks Preservation Association President John Couch, presents a check to Sea Turtle volunteer Karen Pinion of the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.).

This contribution by OBPA will help N.E.S.T. in their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate stranded sea turtles and return them to their ocean home. OBPA is proud to be a contributor to this challenge.

The recent cold weather conditions have cause an overload of stunned loggerhead turtles and other sea turtles to be rescued by volunteers along the Pamlico Sound shores and the ocean beaches requiring extra handling at the acquarium in Manteo to see that they recover from this stunned condition and placed back in the gulf stream where the water is much warmer. Requests for financial help went out over the radio and in local newspapers and OBPA gave support to these rescues to N.E.S.T.