The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher team is currently caring for two endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. The sea turtles were injured in a recent cold-stunning event in New England. The Aquarium’s Animal Care Team will provide the turtles with special diets and close monitoring for health complications resulting from ...
December 5, 2017Gail Lemiec
Around this time of year, we begin to think about the things for which we are thankful. At the Aquarium, we appreciate all our staff, especially those that work so hard to care for our animals. Below you can read an interview with one of our Aquarists, Carol Richard, who ...
November 21, 2017Gail Lemiec
As Halloween approaches, our thoughts often turn to costumes and parties. Imagine you are invited to a costume ball. What kind of costume would you choose—an elegant old Hollywood star, a modern sci-fi hero, a spooky specter or something else entirely? Whether we choose to be a modern superhero or ...
October 21, 2017Gail Lemiec
Hello Everyone and Welcome Back! Waving a fond farewell to summer and with a hint of fall in the morning air, another school year begins. As you sharpen those No. 2 pencils, it may be difficult to believe sea turtle hatchlings are still making their way out of nests on the ...
September 28, 2017Gail Lemiec
Hello Everyone! I know I said we would see you in September, but here is a special post about the sea turtle release we helped with recently. The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher was honored to assist the The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in the release of sea turtles on Wednesday, ...
July 1, 2017Gail Lemiec
The North Carolina Aquariums and the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center released 17 rehabilitated sea turtles on April 25, 2017. The turtles were released at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and included green sea turtles, loggerheads and Kemp’s Ridley turtles. Most of the turtles came into the STAR ...
May 11, 2017Gail Lemiec
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently hosted the world famous Weeki Wachee mermaids for two fun-filled weekends in March. Two sets of mermaids traveled from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida to meet and greet with visitors, swim with our resident fish and sea turtle, Shelldon, and share ...
April 20, 2017Gail Lemiec
Today we are bringing you a bonus blog post in order to introduce to you our brand new Educator. We are so excited to have Gail join our Education team at the Aquarium: Hello everyone! My name is Gail and I am the Visitor Experiences Coordinator—a new, full-time Education team member ...
March 24, 2017Casey Radley
As every year before, the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomed two more sea turtle hatchlings to our family this past summer. These hatchlings will serve as the upcoming year’s sea turtle ambassadors once our yearlings are released into the ocean. The hatchlings came from a loggerhead sea turtle nest located ...
October 6, 2016Casey Radley
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 ...
March 24, 2016Casey Radley