Friday, April 27, 2018

Turtle Release

On Wednesday about 200 people gathered on Ocracoke's beach for a National Park Service -sponsored release of several sea turtles that had been rescued some time ago and restored to health. The largest turtle weighed 275 pounds. It took six people to carry it to the water's edge. All of the turtles made it successfully into the surf, to the applause of bystanders. Here are a few photos:

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke Lodge No. 194, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. You can read the Newsletter here:


  1. Julie S8:18 AM

    How wonderful!How does one hear of this type of event? Thanks.

    1. The word was just spread around the village (including on Facebook, I suppose, although I don't really "do" Facebook).