Welcome to the Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Project‘s home online.

The Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Project is a group of volunteers that helps ensure the progress, success and safety of nesting sea turtles, nests, and hatchlings during the sea turtle nesting season along the beach strand of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Volunteers work under the volunteer coordinator’s Endangered Species Permit issued by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC).

ABSTP volunteers with UTV
Baby sea turtle hatchling

We are one of the twenty permitted groups who work in the community science project, NC Sea Turtle Project. Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Project Inc. (ABSTP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation composed of a small group of dedicated volunteers who provide support to the larger volunteer organization.

We are grateful to the support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers, including the public and businesses who can help sea turtles with many simple actions they can do – like participating in our Lights Out Initiative.

Sea Turtles Need Your Help!

Dedicate a Sea Turtle Nest

We are excited to introduce the ABSTP Nest Dedication Program, new for 2024! By dedicating a sea turtle nest in honor or memory of a loved one, you can be a vital part of our mission to protect sea turtles and support our ongoing conservation efforts. Nest dedications are $25 per donation and include a nest dedication certificate for the recipient!

ABSTP’s Amazon Wish List

Just add to your cart, select “Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Program’s Address” as the shipping address, checkout, and Amazon will ship the items directly to us.

Donate with PayPal

Make an individual or recurring donation to ABSTP through PayPal. Your donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Project Volunteers

Atlantic Beach Sea Turtle Project Volunteers

To Report a North Carolina Sea Turtle Stranding Emergency
Stranding Hotline: 252-241-7367

To Report Sea Turtle Nest Violations
Call NCWRC Hotline: 1-800-662-7137