Category: Blog

LWHatchling2

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Mar2016

Say “Cheese!”

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This week we are interviewing one of our staff, Lindsey, who has the awesome job of taking pictures of our animals at the Aquarium, including sea turtles.What is your job title and description at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher?I am the Public Relations Assistant. My main duty is running the Aquarium’s ... Read More
March 10, 2016Casey Radley
Ms Lautens class

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Dec2015

Teacher Spotlight

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For our last blog post of the year, we bring you a special guest writer. This week we are hearing from Ms. Lausten, a teacher from Virginia who is kind enough to share her experience using the Sea Turtle Exploration curriculum in her fourth grade classroom.Last fall I was lucky enough to walk ... Read More
December 10, 2015Casey Radley
Hatchling9-1-15

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Sep2015

New Additions!

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 ... Read More
September 24, 2015Casey Radley
yearling

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Aug2015

Summer Wrap Up!

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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 ... Read More
August 27, 2015Casey Radley
Print

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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

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May2015

True or False?

The month of May has finally arrived, which means we have approached sea turtle nesting season! Sea turtles nest, or lay eggs, from May through September. Their peak nesting activity takes place in June and July. We have already had four sea turtle mothers come up onto our beaches looking ... Read More
May 14, 2015Casey Radley
turtle tracks

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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
loggerheadexhibit

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 ... Read More
April 9, 2015Megan
ShelldonScratch

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Mar2015

Diving with Shelldon

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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 ... Read More
March 19, 2015Casey Radley
OE_canoeing

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Mar2015

Home Sweet Aquarium

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Every summer, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts summer camps. Each week has a different theme. During our Animal Keepers week we asked our Ocean Explorers, campers aged 10-12, to tell us what they learned about caring for the animals at the Aquarium. Kai said “Something I learned was ... Read More
March 12, 2015Casey Radley