Sea Turtle Blog

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Oct2015
Nesting season is coming to a close, but not without record nesting numbers! Take a look at last summer’s nests compared with this past summer’s nests on the beaches near the Aquarium:In fact, Fort Fisher had 33 more nests than its previous high record back in 2012. High sea turtle nesting numbers are not just in North Carolina, but similar ... Read More

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Sep2015
The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomed two new hatchling loggerhead sea turtles last month! Our new additions will serve as the upcoming year’s sea turtle ambassadors and help educate visitors about their cousins in the wild.The hatchlings came from a nest located on Fort Fisher’s State Recreation Area. The nest was laid on June 17, 2015. Forty-eight days later ... Read More

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Sep2015
Sea turtle hatchlings that came into our care last August are now yearlings. Many of you have followed their progress and growth. Soon they will be ready for release into the wild, after receiving the all clear from Aquarium veterinarian staff.To look back on the measurements of our 2014-2015 hatchlings, refer to the table in this post. We ... Read More

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Sep2015
This week we are interviewing Jessica, a teen volunteer at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, about her experience traveling to Costa Rica to study nesting leatherback sea turtles.Q: What is your past experience with sea turtles?A: My experience with sea turtles began in the fourth grade with a school project on endangered animals. Randomly, I chose to do it ... Read More

03

Sep2015
This week we are featuring a guest post from our Volunteer Coordinator, Dan, who traveled to Costa Rica this summer to study nesting leatherback sea turtles.Is that a Volkswagen Beetle up ahead in the surf? Walking the beach in driving rain, the pitch black night interrupted only by the blinding strobe of lightning strikes, it is hard to distinguish shapes. ... Read More

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Aug2015
Welcome back to school! We had such a great summer here at the Aquarium and are so excited to start the upcoming school year. Before we dive into the fall, let’s wrap up this past summer!In June, the Aquarium helped release sea turtles back into the ocean with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. You can read ... Read More

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Jun2015
This week we are bringing you a surprise bonus post! Enjoy reading about a sea turtle release we helped out with last week.The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher was honored to help with the annual sea turtle release with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail Beach. These sea turtles were found sick at sea for ... Read More

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Jun2015
Summer Vacation
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by Megan / June 4, 2015 / Sea Turtles
Summer is around the corner. Sea turtles are already coming ashore to lay nests. You can keep track of how many nests are laid in your area using Seaturtle.org's nesting data base. Here are links to current nests near the Aquarium: Carolina Beach: 1 nest Kure Beach: 2 nests Fort Fisher: 8 ... Read More

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