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Beach Etiquette
by Megan / / Blog, Conservation
Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to hit the beach! As much as we like to play in the sand, we need to remember local beaches also serve as sea turtle nesting habitats. Here are easy things you can do to leave the beach a better place for turtles:  Watch your trash! Plastic and other trash is very harmful ... Read More
April 23, 2015Megan


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) and in my spare time I volunteered in the education ... Read More
April 16, 2015Megan


This week we are meeting Aquarist Rich. Rich has been a part of the North Carolina Aquarium family for over 14 years. After graduating with a degree in Marine Sciences from Coastal Carolina University, he started in Education at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. He spent two years as a Special Activities Instructor and Educator before moving to Wilmington ... Read More
April 9, 2015Megan
cape fear river


This week we are learning about Cape Fear River Watch, a group that helps protect our sea turtles by protecting the waters that lead to their habitat in the ocean. Cape Fear River Watch is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the Lower Cape Fear River Basin through education, action, and advocacy. We organize monthly paddles, clean-ups, and environmental ... Read More
April 2, 2015Megan


This week we are interviewing Matt, an Aquarist and jellyfish expert at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Jellyfish are a sea turtle's favorite food! Q: What do you do at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher? A: I care for all the jellyfish, our venomous snake collection, lobster/lionfish exhibit, poison dart frogs and our new resident bald eagle.   Q: How did you ... Read More
March 26, 2015Casey Radley


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 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.  Yet, there’s ... Read More
March 19, 2015Casey Radley


Every summer, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts summer camps. Each week has a different theme. During our Animal Keepers week we asked our Ocean Explorers, campers aged 10-12, to tell us what they learned about caring for the animals at the Aquarium.   Kai said “Something I learned was that all the fish in the Cape Fear Shoals live ... Read More
March 12, 2015Casey Radley


Sea Turtle Training
by Megan / / Blog
This weekend I went to a mini conference hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association. The conference took place at the Bald Head Island Conservancy. We met with marine educators from Maryland to South Carolina. During the conference we had workshops on how to control deer populations using vaccines, how to identify frog calls and even how to measure and ... Read More
March 5, 2015Megan