Sea Turtle Blog

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May2015
This week we are hearing from Kristin, currently our Assistant Outreach Instructor, who worked as a Field Biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission's Sea Turtle Project on Bogue Banks.Between 2002 and 2007, the island of Bogue Banks, NC was used as a research site for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Sea Turtle Project. The researchers studied the effects of ... Read More

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Apr2015
This week's blog post comes from Dr. Matthew Godfrey, Sea Turtle Program Coordinator for North Carolina.Five sea turtle species are found in North Carolina waters: loggerheads, green turtles, Kemp’s ridleys, leatherbacks and hawksbills (rarely seen in NC). The first four species lay their eggs on sandy ocean-side beaches in N.C., although more than 95% of all nests found in the state ... Read More

23

Apr2015
Beach Etiquette
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by Megan / April 23, 2015 / Blog, Conservation
Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to hit the beach! As much as we like to play in the sand, we need to remember local beaches also serve as sea turtle nesting habitats. Here are easy things you can do to leave the beach a better place for turtles: Watch your trash!Plastic and other trash is very harmful ... Read More

16

Apr2015
Hello all Sea Turtle lovers! My name is Aly Mack and I’m an educator at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.I’ve always had a love for animals and wanted my career to be about helping them. Therefore, I decided to go to University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) and in my spare time I volunteered in the education ... Read More

09

Apr2015
This week we are meeting Aquarist Rich.Rich has been a part of the North Carolina Aquarium family for over 14 years. After graduating with a degree in Marine Sciences from Coastal Carolina University, he started in Education at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. He spent two years as a Special Activities Instructor and Educator before moving to Wilmington ... Read More

02

Apr2015
This week we are learning about Cape Fear River Watch, a group that helps protect our sea turtles by protecting the waters that lead to their habitat in the ocean.Cape Fear River Watch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, action, and advocacy. We organize monthly paddles, clean-ups, ... Read More

26

Mar2015
This week we are interviewing Matt, an Aquarist and jellyfish expert at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Jellyfish are a sea turtle's favorite food!Q: What do you do at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher?A: I care for all the jellyfish, our venomous snake collection, lobster/lionfish exhibit, poison dart frogs and our new resident bald eagle. Q: How did you ... Read More

19

Mar2015
This week we have a guest post from our Assistant Dive Safety Officer, Kathy, who regularly dives in our Cape Fear Shoals exhibit where our green sea turtle, Shelldon, lives.There are always sharks, eels, and lots of fish to observe when I go diving in the Cape Fear Shoals exhibit at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.  Yet, there’s ... Read More

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