Megan

I am an aquarium educator dedicated to teaching about our role in the environment. I focus on our connection to the ocean and how it impacts our lives.

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Jun2015

Summer Vacation

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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 nests Bald Head: ... Read More
June 4, 2015Megan
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May2015
This week we are meeting Riley, one of our junior volunteers at the aquarium. Volunteers can start when they enter high school. Learn more about our volunteer program here.How old are you?I am 12 years old.How long have you been visiting the aquarium?I have visited on vacation since 2007. After moving ... Read More
May 28, 2015Megan
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May2015
Memorial Day will be here this weekend. It got us thinking about sea turtles that need to be remembered. Turtles play an important role in their ecosystems. Sea turtles help control jellyfish populations. Land turtles often create habitat for other animals. Aquatic turtles help regulate the nutrient cycles in their ... Read More
May 21, 2015Megan
Green turtle nesting (by Christina Martin)

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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 ... Read More
April 30, 2015Megan
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Apr2015

Beach Etiquette

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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 ... Read More
April 23, 2015Megan
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Apr2015

Loggerhead Lunch

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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) ... Read More
April 16, 2015Megan
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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 ... Read More
April 9, 2015Megan
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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, ... Read More
April 2, 2015Megan
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Mar2015

Sea Turtle Training

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This weekend I went to a mini conference hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association. The conference took place at the Bald Head Island Conservancy. We met with marine educators from Maryland to South Carolina. During the conference we had workshops on how to control deer populations using vaccines, how ... Read More
March 5, 2015Megan
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Feb2015
This week we are meeting Alyssa to learn about caring for sea turtles in the wild.Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I am a Park Ranger at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. I’m not originally from North Carolina. I moved here from Pennsylvania about 4 years ago for an ... Read More
February 26, 2015Megan