Sea Turtle Blog

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Oct2017
As Halloween approaches, our thoughts often turn to costumes and parties. Imagine you are invited to a costume ball. What kind of costume would you choose—an elegant old Hollywood star, a modern sci-fi hero, a spooky specter or something else entirely? Whether we choose to be a modern superhero or a more traditional ghost, we usually pick our costumes to ... Read More

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Sep2017
Hello Everyone and Welcome Back! Waving a fond farewell to summer and with a hint of fall in the morning air, another school year begins. As you sharpen those No. 2 pencils, it may be difficult to believe sea turtle hatchlings are still making their way out of nests on the beach. However, nesting and hatching season ... Read More

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Jul2017
Hello Everyone!I know I said we would see you in September, but here is a special post about the sea turtle release we helped with recently.The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher was honored to assist the The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in the release of sea turtles on Wednesday, June 14th. These once injured turtles ... Read More

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May2017
The North Carolina Aquariums and the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center released 17 rehabilitated sea turtles on April 25, 2017. The turtles were released at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and included green sea turtles, loggerheads and Kemp’s Ridley turtles. Most of the turtles came into the STAR Center this ... Read More

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Apr2017
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently hosted the world famous Weeki Wachee mermaids for two fun-filled weekends in March. Two sets of mermaids traveled from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida to meet and greet with visitors, swim with our resident fish and sea turtle, Shelldon, and share their love of aquatic environments.In folklore, mermaids were ... Read More

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Mar2017
Today we are bringing you a bonus blog post in order to introduce to you our brand new Educator. We are so excited to have Gail join our Education team at the Aquarium:Hello everyone!  My name is Gail and I am the Visitor Experiences Coordinator—a new, full-time Education team member here at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. I ... Read More

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Mar2017
Many organizations that promote ocean health use sea turtles to represent their cause. This is in part because of the trouble they face as endangered animals. Throughout history, many cultures adopted sea turtles as symbols for many different themes as well. Because of their long lifespan, sea turtles  often symbolize patience, wisdom, endurance, and good luck. Let us work together ... Read More

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Feb2017
You may know sea turtles love to eat jellyfish. Have you ever wondered how a sea turtle can eat a jelly without being harmed? If you’ve ever been stung by a jellyfish, you know it can be painful. Sea turtles have special adaptations to protect them from sea jelly venom called papillae.Inside of a sea turtles mouth looks different than a humans, ... Read More

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