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 meeting Justin, a sea turtle researcher who used to work here at the Aquarium. Justin Perrault here from Mote Marine Laboratory. I am currently Mote’s head marine turtle researcher looking at the effects of contaminants and natural toxins on the health and reproductive success of nesting loggerhead ...
February 5, 2015Casey Radley
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
This week we are meeting Jacob, one of our aquarists. Hello, I am Jacob and I work as one of the aquarist at the Aquarium. I am in charge of caring for our 60 pound green sea turtle, Shelldon. I started as a summer camper at the Aquarium when I was ...
December 5, 2014Megan
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Does your family serve Jell-O or Jell-O molds for Thanksgiving Dinner? Then you have something in common with the sea turtles at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. When Jell-O was first introduced in the 1800s there were only four flavors: Strawberry, Raspberry, ...
November 20, 2014Megan
This week we have a guest post about a three-flippered turtle nesting off of the Coast of North Carolina. My name is Chelsea Adams. I am the sea turtle monitoring assistant for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve. It is my job to patrol Masonboro Island daily ...
October 23, 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 ...
The green sea turtle spent Friday morning swimming near a round observation window at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Eager visitors snapped photos, while small children pressed faces to glass to get eye-to-eye with the animal. There was no way for the turtle to know a big announcement ...
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 ...
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TURTLE NAME HERE! Time to play the name game! The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher invites the public to help name a curious green sea turtle currently living in the Cape Fear Shoals exhibit. The turtle arrived as a hatchling to the Aquarium after a late season ...