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Sea turtle savior up for Ocean Hero award

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TOPSAIL ISLAND, NC -

Another local hero is up for a big honor. Jean Beasley runs the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital at Topsail Island.

Over the years Jean and her volunteers have rehabilitated and released more than 300 turtles back into the wild. For her work she's been nominated for the 2013 Oceana Ocean Hero Award.

She's one of 6 adult finalists out of 300 nominations.

You can vote for Jean at this link. Voting for the Ocean Hero Award ends June 26.

To learn more about the Sea Turtle Hospital click here.

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