Sea Turtle Blog

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This week we are meeting Alyssa to learn about caring for sea turtles in the wild. Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I am a Park Ranger at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. I’m not originally from North Carolina. I moved here from Pennsylvania about 4 years ago for an internship that began my career in environmental science and education. The ... Read More
February 26, 2015Megan


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 matters. The Ocean is not as healthy as it once was. ... Read More
February 19, 2015Casey Radley


Have you enjoyed learning about sea turtles each week? Have you debated using the lessons with your students? Recently the Aquarium hosted a teacher training workshop to give teachers more confidence in using sea turtles to teach STEM. We started by sharing information about why sea turtles are different. You can do this with your class using the lesson Draw a ... Read More
February 12, 2015Megan


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 sea turtles. My first experience working with marine turtles actually ... Read More
February 5, 2015Casey Radley


This week we are talking about a relative of the sea turtle: the alligator! Want to know how they're related? Check out our lesson Reptilian Requirements. In North Carolina, we are very lucky to see Alligators in our backyard because we are at the northern part of their range. Alligators are much more prevalent in southern states, especially Florida, where ... Read More
January 28, 2015Megan


Writing About Science
by Megan / / Guest Posts
This week we have a guest post from someone who uses writing to teach about science. Even if you don't think science is your best subject, there are still ways to work with and protect animals like sea turtles. My name is Terri Kirby Hathaway and I am the marine education specialist for North Carolina Sea Grant. Although I am based ... Read More
January 22, 2015Megan


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 England coast and transported to North Carolina just before the ... Read More
January 15, 2015Megan


My name is Carla and I am a North Carolina Park Ranger at Carolina Beach State Park. As a child I was always playing outside no matter what the weather was like. There were no cell phones or X-Boxes at that time. We had to create our own entertainment. I spent most of my free time outside exploring the plants and ... Read More
December 11, 2014Megan