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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A sea turtle advocate from Topsail is a finalist for the Ocean Hero award from Oceana.
Of the more than 300 nominees submitted, the finalists have been narrowed down to six adults and six children. The finalists with the most votes in their respective categories will win the award.
Jean Beasley is one of the adult finalists vying for this award. She established The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in memory of her daughter, who led a local effort to protect sea turtles before passing away from leukemia at 29.
Voting ends July 26, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. The adult and junior winners will be announced July 31.
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