This week, we are hearing from Emily, one of our Aquarists who works with sharks! You may be wondering what sharks have to do with sea turtles. Read on to find out. At the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, I have the opportunity to do many different jobs relating to ...
November 19, 2015Casey Radley
Do you remember our post on Junebug, the sea turtle with three flippers? Well, today we have a guest post all about Calypso! Calypso is also a sea turtle with three flippers that lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. We were lucky enough to talk with Jackie who ...
October 15, 2015Casey Radley
This week we are interviewing Jessica, a teen volunteer at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, about her experience traveling to Costa Rica to study nesting leatherback sea turtles. Q: What is your past experience with sea turtles? A: My experience with sea turtles began in the fourth grade with a school ...
September 10, 2015Casey Radley
This week we are featuring a guest post from our Volunteer Coordinator, Dan, who traveled to Costa Rica this summer to study nesting leatherback sea turtles. Is that a Volkswagen Beetle up ahead in the surf? Walking the beach in driving rain, the pitch black night interrupted only by the blinding ...
September 3, 2015Casey Radley
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 ...
May 28, 2015Megan
This week we are hearing from Kristin, currently our Assistant Outreach Instructor, who worked as a Field Biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission's Sea Turtle Project on Bogue Banks. Between 2002 and 2007, the island of Bogue Banks, NC was used as a research site for the NC Wildlife Resources ...
May 7, 2015Casey Radley
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 ...
April 30, 2015Megan
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 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, ...
April 2, 2015Megan
This week we are interviewing Matt, an Aquarist and jellyfish expert at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Jellyfish are a sea turtle's favorite food! Q: What do you do at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher? A: I care for all the jellyfish, our venomous snake collection, lobster/lionfish exhibit, poison dart ...
March 26, 2015Casey Radley