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) ...
April 16, 2015Megan
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 ...
February 26, 2015Megan
Plastics, Marine Debris and a Healthy Ocean It’s no secret, the ocean is a wonderful place. We use it for recreation, to support our economy through tourism and seafood, and it serves as a home for thousands of species of wildlife from the largest whales to smallest microorganisms. A healthy ocean ...
February 19, 2015Casey Radley
This week we are talking about a relative of the sea turtle: the alligator! Want to know how they're related? Check out our lesson Reptilian Requirements. In North Carolina, we are very lucky to see Alligators in our backyard because we are at the northern part of their range. Alligators ...
January 28, 2015Megan
Welcome back and Happy New Year! Our first blog post for the year features some special guests at the Aquarium. Right now, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is caring for nearly 20 endangered sea turtles. The sea turtles were injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New ...
January 15, 2015Megan
A 93-pound loggerhead sea turtle is hoisted out of its holding tank onto an examination table. It’s time to clean and checkup on an injury on the rear-right of its shell. The table is rolled into the examination room, where visitors watch the process through a viewing window, listen as ...
October 16, 2014Megan
This week, we hear from Bonnie Monteleone from Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. Her ocean plastic art will be showcased at the Aquarium until December. Learn more about her work here. Art is universally engaging. We do not even need to speak the same language to understand the message an artist wants to share. ...
October 9, 2014Megan
A hidden nest, a perilous trek, a temporary home and a Coast Guard escort make the successful release of two loggerhead sea turtles by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher quite an epic tale. The sea turtles began their journey in August 2012, when they hatched in an undiscovered ...
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 ...
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 ...