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Turtle Prepares for Important Journey

TOPSAIL ISLAND -- A sea turtle is getting ready for a trip that could help save other turtles' lives.

The volunteers at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Research and Rehabilitation Center are prepping a turtle named Surf City.

They're preparing to release him back into the wild, but not before outfitting him with a tracking device so they can keep tabs on him. The device will send back valuable information about Surf City's journey. It's information that could help them protect the endangered animals.

"The satellite tracker will give out information to the satellites passing overhead that will allow us to see where Surf City is going. So he will have no secrets once this tag is attached," said Karen Beasley.

The researchers hope if all goes well, they'll be able to keep up with Surf City's progress for at least a year.

Reported by Carmin Black

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