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.

winner

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Mar2014

And the winner is…

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The green sea turtle spent Friday morning swimming near a round observation window at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Eager visitors snapped photos, while small children pressed faces to glass to get eye-to-eye with the animal. There was no way for the turtle to know a big announcement ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
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Womble Goes Home

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N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher summer campers paraded on to the beach at the Fort Fisher Recreation Area Thursday. Leading their way was a special friend, a healthy green sea turtle that had been found on the same beach in May, sick and unresponsive. On this day, however, Aquarist Tech ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
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Name that Turtle!

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TURTLE NAME HERE! Time to play the name game! The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher invites the public to help name a curious green sea turtle currently living in the Cape Fear Shoals exhibit. The turtle arrived as a hatchling to the Aquarium after a late season ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
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A rehabilitated green sea turtle will be released by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher on Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. on the beach at the Fort Fisher Recreation Area. The release will take place near the pedestrian access area. Park Ranger Katherine Womble found the unresponsive sea turtle ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
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The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher continues to care for several cold-stunned sea turtles that arrived at the Aquarium on New Years Day from New England. Some of the loggerhead sea turtles recovered quickly and were returned to the sea. The turtles still in temporary residence at the Aquarium are making ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
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The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened its doors to eight loggerhead sea turtles on New Year’s Day. A traveling-turtle relay hop scotched the ailing group of sea turtles more than 800 miles to receive dedicated medical care. The animals were injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New England ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
NC State Aquarium Fort Fisher offshore turtle release

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Photo credit: DJ Struntz The boat rocked gently, adrift in the Gulf Stream. A small crew from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher watched as their co-worker lifted a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle from a holding area and held firmly, careful to avoid the tracking device attached to the shell. ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
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BY THE NUMBERS Average hatch weight of Aqua, Carolina and Kure: .51 ounces Average hatch length of Aqua, Carolina and Kure: 1.8 inches Average weight of Aqua, Carolina and Kure release: 13.7 pounds Average curved shell length of Aqua, Carolina and Kure at release: 15 inches Miles traveled by Carolina in first 10 days: 781 Miles ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
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Searching for a special gift for a child, or perhaps an animal lover, on your holiday list? The North Carolina Aquariums’ new Adopt-An-Animal program helps you give a thoughtful present sure to make them smile.The recently launched Adopt-An-Animal program offers a year-long adoption of popular Aquarium animals — alligators, otters, ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
Loggerhead hatchling in hand

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About This Website

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Welcome! Do you love sea turtles? Do you teach science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM)? Let the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher guide your STEAM explorations with sea turtles.The Sea Turtle Exploration blog helps educators engage students in the fundamentals of STEAM through ready-to-use lesson plans, weekly blog posts ... Read More
March 7, 2014Megan