Come out of your shell by giving this unique Valentine’s Day gift

Bald Head Island sea turtle fundraiser

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - How about this for a unique Valentine’s Day gift: name a sea turtle after your loved one.

That’s just one way you can show that special someone you care and help a sea turtle at the same time.

The Bald Head Island Conservancy’s “Adopt-a” fundraiser supports the group’s Sea Turtle Protection Program.

“We really encourage people to give the gift of ‘Adopt-a’ during the holidays. It’s very popular at Christmas and this Valentine’s Day, we decided to add little hearts and ribbons to our plush turtles that you get with the ‘Adopt-a’ program because everybody loves our sea turtles,” said Melissa Blackmon of the Bald Head Island Conservancy. “It’s a great way to show your love for see turtles and to a loved one. I always think it’s wonderful to give a gift that gives back.”

Depending on how much you want to spend, you can adopt a legacy turtle, mother, nest or hatchling. If you adopt a legacy turtle, you have the option to name the turtle. Legacy sea turtles are the moms who repeatedly nest on Bald Head Island beaches.

To adopt a turtle, click here.

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