Tag: aquarium

craftyturtles

26

May2016

Crafty Critters

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We are wrapping up another year on Sea Turtle Exploration and what a great year it has been! We released last year’s hatchlings and welcomed new ones, helped nurse cold-stunned sea turtles back to health, met a three-flippered sea turtle named Calypso and discovered that sea turtles can glow in the ... Read More
May 26, 2016Casey Radley
epigreenseaturtle

21

Apr2016

Out in the Field

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This week, we are hearing from a familiar face, our very own Megan! Megan worked as an Educator at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher for many years and is now pursuing a new adventure at NC State University. She is still finding ways to learn about sea turtles and this ... Read More
April 21, 2016Casey Radley

14

Apr2016

Climate and Coral

An important habitat for many ocean animals, including sea turtles, is coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs provide a home for animals to take shelter and hide in, and provide many places for animals to find food. Changes in the ocean are causing these sensitive habitats to weaken. Future generations and ... Read More
April 14, 2016Casey Radley

07

Apr2016
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomed a new exhibit last week, DINOSAURS! Not to worry, these dinosaurs are not real. Massive animatronic beasts will roar, spit and wow visitors in the Aquarium’s outdoor gardens. Some of these extinct prehistoric beasts actually lived alongside sea turtle species that were very ... Read More
April 7, 2016Casey Radley
Releasing Kia in Florida 2.25.16

24

Mar2016

Sea Turtle Rescuer

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This week we have a special guest blog, an interview with a Sea Turtle Biologist who works at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina. Q: What do you do at the SC Aquarium? My name is Willow Bender. I am a Sea Turtle Biologist at the South Carolina Aquarium and ... Read More
March 24, 2016Casey Radley
moray1

17

Mar2016

Easy Being Green

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For St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to highlight a few of our “green” animals living here at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Not all of these critters are turtles, or even reptiles, but learning about different types of animals is a great way for your students to compare ... Read More
March 17, 2016Casey Radley
LWHatchling2

10

Mar2016

Say “Cheese!”

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This week we are interviewing one of our staff, Lindsey, who has the awesome job of taking pictures of our animals at the Aquarium, including sea turtles. What is your job title and description at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher? I am the Public Relations Assistant. My main duty is running the Aquarium’s ... Read More
March 10, 2016Casey Radley
Loggerhead-New-Exhibit-cropped

25

Feb2016

Turtle Tank Talk

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The Aquarium receives many great questions from visitors about the loggerhead hatchlings in our care. The two hatchlings take turns as ambassadors for their species and teaching the public about their importance. This week we will answer some of the frequently asked questions: Shouldn’t the sea turtles be out in the ... Read More
February 25, 2016Casey Radley
NCA-PKS Nimbus rare white loggerhead sea turtle (3)

04

Feb2016
This week we are hearing from Jeff, a fellow educator at one of our sister Aquariums, about their white loggerhead sea turtle, Nimbus. I am an educator here at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. I love working with all of the animals here, especially the sea turtles! Today, I ... Read More
February 4, 2016Casey Radley
ShelldonAndShark

19

Nov2015

Sharks and Sea Turtles

This week, we are hearing from Emily, one of our Aquarists who works with sharks! You may be wondering what sharks have to do with sea turtles. Read on to find out. At the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, I have the opportunity to do many different jobs relating to ... Read More
November 19, 2015Casey Radley