Auction Raises Money For Sea Turtles

A sea turtle rescue group in North Carolina now has enough money to buy a digital radiograph machine, thanks to an auction of fiberglass versions of the real animals.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported 22 fiberglass turtles sold last month at an auction to raise money for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

Officials say the auction raised more than $40,000 for a refurbished X-ray machine that they say costs about $34,000, not including supporting equipment and training.

The hospital will be relocating to a new building under construction in Surf City. The center is now located in Topsail Island.


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  • by Gary Location: Winterville on Oct 18, 2011 at 07:49 AM
    Meanwhile back at the ranch, teacher jobs are on the line and a staggering number of children are suffering from malnutrition.
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      by bertie on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:01 AM in reply to Gary
      then have an auction for them!!! This was donations from an auction, not our govt. giving the money to them!!!
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        by Gary on Oct 19, 2011 at 06:21 AM in reply to bertie
        All Im saying is there are more important things to support, like hungry children.
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