Category: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Loggerhead Hatchling Transfer SQ-1

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Sep2017
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 ... Read More
September 28, 2017Gail Lemiec
2017 Topsail Turtle Release-5

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Jul2017
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, ... Read More
July 1, 2017Gail Lemiec
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May2017
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 ... Read More
May 11, 2017Gail Lemiec
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Apr2017
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 ... Read More
April 20, 2017Gail Lemiec
TerrapinFace

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Mar2017

New Aquarium Faces

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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 ... Read More
March 24, 2017Casey Radley

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Nov2016

Sea Turtles Meet the Sea

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On October 19, 2016, two loggerhead sea turtles were released to the Atlantic Ocean after receiving care for more than a year at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The hatchlings arrived in August 2015 weighing approximately 3 ounces, about the size of an Oreo cookie. The turtles served as animal ... Read More
November 10, 2016Casey Radley
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Oct2016

Here We Go Again!

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 ... Read More
October 6, 2016Casey Radley
2016SeaTurle (003)

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Sep2016

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back to another school year with Sea Turtle Exploration. Over the summer, our sea turtle hatchlings turned into yearlings. They have continued to grow with the supervision of staff and veterinarian care. Soon, they will be released into the ocean and our new sea turtle hatchlings born from this ... Read More
September 8, 2016Casey Radley
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May2016

Crafty Critters

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We are wrapping up another year on Sea Turtle Exploration and what a great year it has been! We released last year’s hatchlings and welcomed new ones, helped nurse cold-stunned sea turtles back to health, met a three-flippered sea turtle named Calypso and discovered that sea turtles can glow in the ... Read More
May 26, 2016Casey Radley

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Apr2016

Sand Dunes, Dude!

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Have you ever seen a sign at the beach that read “KEEP OFF DUNES”? Dunes are hills of sand protecting the inland from harsh wind and salty water when tides, floods, or storms occur. These natural buffers not only protect people living on the coast, but provide an important habitat ... Read More
April 28, 2016Casey Radley