Sea Turtle Blog

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Nov2018
During the late summer and early fall, people flock to the beach to vacation and take advantage of seasonally warm ocean temperatures. However, those water temperatures also help create conditions to fuel destructive hurricanes.Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 each year, coinciding with sea turtle nesting season. When a hurricane threatens, people make plans to protect life ... Read More

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Oct2018
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Central America as an Educator of Excellence for the Tropical Ecology Institute. This course is facilitated by the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh and takes twelve North Carolina educators to Belize to experience different ecosystems and cultures. North Carolina and Belize are separated by more ... Read More

05

Sep2018
Hello everyone and welcome back to another school year! We are busy here at the Aquarium with our yearling sea turtles. They are getting bigger and we are preparing for their release later this fall. We are  also caring for  two new hatchlings. If you are following along with our older turtles, look here for updated measurements. ... Read More

08

May2018
Endangered Species Day is annually celebrated nationally on or around May 18. This day allows us to recognize our protected species while celebrating conservation successes. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will host an Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Special programs and activities will be happening throughout the day for visitors to connect with ... Read More

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Apr2018
We have known for a while that our climate is changing and people influence it. What we do not know for certain is how species will react to the changing climate. This has been the focus of many recent research studies and scientists are starting to put together trends. Sea turtles, and other reptiles, do not have sex chromosomes like ... Read More

24

Mar2018
The Weeki Wachee mermaids once again visited the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The mermaids spent the first two weekends in March entertaining guests, diving in the Cape Fear Shoals, and sharing their love for the ocean. While guests certainly came out to see the mermaids, they also had the opportunity to engage in special mermaid ... Read More

13

Feb2018
As Valentine’s Day approaches, people are inundated with flowers, chocolate, and heart-shaped everything. This holiday is made for wooing a potential partner, and as such, is often steeped in high expectations. While high expectations certainly exist in the rest of the animal kingdom, they are not met with candy hearts and flowers . Instead, impressive bouts of display and feats ... Read More

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Jan2018
Happy January everyone! This month we are shining a spotlight on an educator. Andi recently participated in a Sea Turtle Exploration workshop at the Aquarium and used some of the curriculum with her students. Learn more about her below!NameAndi WebbSubject/Grade level taughtI teach K-5th grade remediation in all subject areas. I have taught kindergarten, first, and second, including looping with ... Read More

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