Category: Sea Turtles

CostaRicaGroupPicture

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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
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Sep2015
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 ... Read More
September 3, 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
release

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Jun2015

Sea Turtle Release

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This week we are bringing you a surprise bonus post! Enjoy reading about a sea turtle release we helped out with last week. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher was honored to help with the annual sea turtle release with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail ... Read More
June 11, 2015Casey Radley
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Jun2015

Summer Vacation

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Summer is around the corner. Sea turtles are already coming ashore to lay nests. You can keep track of how many nests are laid in your area using Seaturtle.org's nesting data base. Here are links to current nests near the Aquarium: Carolina Beach: 1 nest Kure Beach: 2 nests Fort Fisher: 8 nests Bald Head: ... Read More
June 4, 2015Megan
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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
excavation

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May2015
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 ... Read More
May 7, 2015Casey Radley
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Apr2015

Loggerhead Lunch

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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) ... Read More
April 16, 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