Lively Leslie, is a Legacy Sea Turtle adopted by Sheila May, was first spotted nesting on BHI in 2014 (she laid 5 nests that year!). She last nested on BHI in 2017, laying 3 nests. She also nested once on Fort Fisher in 2017. Click here for her nesting history/map.


World Sea Turtle Day was created to celebrate who some believe was the “Father of Sea Turtle Biology,” Dr. Archie Carr, whose birthday was June 16th. Each year across the world, thousands gather on this day to celebrate the magnificent creatures who have been on in existence for millions of years. The Bald Head Island Conservancy will celebrate this occasion on Wednesday, June 19th. We are planning...


How cool is this?! These two young ladies visited us at the Conservancy where they became passionate about reducing their single-use plastic after learning more through our education and sea turtle programs. Now, they are making a difference in their community by working with their Mayor! Ellie and Lexy, you are awesome! We are happy to be part of your journey. "Ellie and Lexy became passionate about reducing...