Category: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

07

Apr2016
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomed a new exhibit last week, DINOSAURS! Not to worry, these dinosaurs are not real. Massive animatronic beasts will roar, spit and wow visitors in the Aquarium’s outdoor gardens. Some of these extinct prehistoric beasts actually lived alongside sea turtle species that were very ... Read More
April 7, 2016Casey Radley
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17

Mar2016

Easy Being Green

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For St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to highlight a few of our “green” animals living here at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Not all of these critters are turtles, or even reptiles, but learning about different types of animals is a great way for your students to compare ... Read More
March 17, 2016Casey Radley
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10

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
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Feb2016

Turtle Tank Talk

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The Aquarium receives many great questions from visitors about the loggerhead hatchlings in our care. The two hatchlings take turns as ambassadors for their species and teaching the public about their importance. This week we will answer some of the frequently asked questions: Shouldn’t the sea turtles be out in the ... Read More
February 25, 2016Casey Radley
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28

Jan2016

Caring for Cold Critters

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You may have heard about all of the cold-stunned turtles rescued off of North Carolina’s coast in early January. There were as many as 600 sea turtles in need of help after becoming cold-stunned. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is lending a helping hand to the sea turtle rescue ... Read More
January 28, 2016Casey Radley
ShelldonAndShark

19

Nov2015

Sharks and Sea Turtles

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 ... Read More
November 19, 2015Casey Radley
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05

Nov2015

Traveling Turtles

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Two hatchling sea turtles arrived at the Aquarium in August 2014. After a year as animal ambassadors, helping to educate nearly 450,000 visitors (and many of you, as well) about sea turtles, they were released last week in  the Atlantic Ocean. They weren’t the only sea turtles returned to their ... Read More
November 5, 2015Casey Radley
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24

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
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17

Sep2015
Sea turtle hatchlings that came into our care last August are now yearlings. Many of you have followed their progress and growth. Soon they will be ready for release into the wild, after receiving the all clear from Aquarium veterinarian staff. To look back on the measurements of our 2014-2015 hatchlings, ... Read More
September 17, 2015Casey Radley
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10

Sep2015
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 ... Read More
September 10, 2015Casey Radley