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Although five types of sea turtles can be found in varying numbers off the North Carolina coast, two are threatened and have been placed on the Endangered Species List. North Carolina are thus making an attempt to prevent the loss of these animals through refuges and hatchling programs.
The first verified instance of an Atlantic green turtle nesting in North Carolina has been made on Onslow Beach by Camp Lejeune officials.
The Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) is a wide-ranging species found throughout North Carolina and other states along the Atlantic Ocean. The first record of this species in Norfolk, Virginia was observed in 1991. The Virginia population may be related to the population based in Harnett County, North Carolina.
A study examined eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) for helminth parasites in thirteen North Carolina counties. The results indicate that a broad range of helminth parasites infect the box turtle, and appear to be regulated by a turtle’s diet.