Category: Sea Turtles

Fort-Fisher_GSTrelease_7-2013

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Mar2014
A rehabilitated green sea turtle will be released by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher on Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. on the beach at the Fort Fisher Recreation Area. The release will take place near the pedestrian access area. Park Ranger Katherine Womble found the unresponsive sea turtle ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
NCAFF_CSLoggerhead_Bamberger

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Mar2014
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher continues to care for several cold-stunned sea turtles that arrived at the Aquarium on New Years Day from New England. Some of the loggerhead sea turtles recovered quickly and were returned to the sea. The turtles still in temporary residence at the Aquarium are making ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
turtle

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Mar2014
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened its doors to eight loggerhead sea turtles on New Year’s Day. A traveling-turtle relay hop scotched the ailing group of sea turtles more than 800 miles to receive dedicated medical care. The animals were injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New England ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
NC State Aquarium Fort Fisher offshore turtle release

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Mar2014
Photo credit: DJ Struntz The boat rocked gently, adrift in the Gulf Stream. A small crew from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher watched as their co-worker lifted a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle from a holding area and held firmly, careful to avoid the tracking device attached to the shell. ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan
MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

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Mar2014
BY THE NUMBERS Average hatch weight of Aqua, Carolina and Kure: .51 ounces Average hatch length of Aqua, Carolina and Kure: 1.8 inches Average weight of Aqua, Carolina and Kure release: 13.7 pounds Average curved shell length of Aqua, Carolina and Kure at release: 15 inches Miles traveled by Carolina in first 10 days: 781 Miles ... Read More
March 31, 2014Megan