Sea Turtle Blog

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Apr2016
Have you ever seen a sign at the beach that read “KEEP OFF DUNES”? Dunes are hills of sand protecting the inland from harsh wind and salty water when tides, floods, or storms occur. These natural buffers not only protect people living on the coast, but provide an important habitat to plants and animals, including sea turtles. Sea turtles actually ... Read More

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Apr2016
This week, we are hearing from a familiar face, our very own Megan! Megan worked as an Educator at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher for many years and is now pursuing a new adventure at NC State University. She is still finding ways to learn about sea turtles and this week she tells us about her adventure with green sea ... Read More

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Apr2016
An important habitat for many ocean animals, including sea turtles, is coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs provide a home for animals to take shelter and hide in, and provide many places for animals to find food. Changes in the ocean are causing these sensitive habitats to weaken. Future generations and ocean animals depend on us to protect these habitats. We ... Read More

07

Apr2016
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomed a new exhibit last week, DINOSAURS! Not to worry, these dinosaurs are not real. Massive animatronic beasts will roar, spit and wow visitors in the Aquarium’s outdoor gardens. Some of these extinct prehistoric beasts actually lived alongside sea turtle species that were very similar to ones that live today.Discovered fossils show turtles first ... Read More

24

Mar2016
This week we have a special guest blog, an interview with a Sea Turtle Biologist who works at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina.Q: What do you do at the SC Aquarium?My name is Willow Bender. I am a Sea Turtle Biologist at the South Carolina Aquarium and one of four core members of the Sea ... Read More

17

Mar2016
For St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to highlight a few of our “green” animals living here at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Not all of these critters are turtles, or even reptiles, but learning about different types of animals is a great way for your students to compare and contrast between different species.Have you ever noticed our green ... Read More

10

Mar2016
This week we are interviewing one of our staff, Lindsey, who has the awesome job of taking pictures of our animals at the Aquarium, including sea turtles.What is your job title and description at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher?I am the Public Relations Assistant. My main duty is running the Aquarium’s social media accounts, which requires a lot of content creation ... Read More

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Feb2016
The Aquarium receives many great questions from visitors about the loggerhead hatchlings in our care. The two hatchlings take turns as ambassadors for their species and teaching the public about their importance. This week we will answer some of the frequently asked questions:Shouldn’t the sea turtles be out in the ocean?The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher receives a permit ... Read More

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