Tag: aquarium

seaturtlereleaseoffshore

05

Nov2015

Traveling Turtles

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Two hatchling sea turtles arrived at the Aquarium in August 2014. After a year as animal ambassadors, helping to educate nearly 450,000 visitors (and many of you, as well) about sea turtles, they were released last week in  the Atlantic Ocean. They weren’t the only sea turtles returned to their ... Read More
November 5, 2015Casey Radley
Calypso

15

Oct2015
Do you remember our post on Junebug, the sea turtle with three flippers? Well, today we have a guest post all about Calypso! Calypso is also a sea turtle with three flippers that lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. We were lucky enough to talk with Jackie who ... Read More
October 15, 2015Casey Radley
Hatchling9-1-15

24

Sep2015

New Additions!

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomed two new hatchling loggerhead sea turtles last month! Our new additions will serve as the upcoming year’s sea turtle ambassadors and help educate visitors about their cousins in the wild. The hatchlings came from a nest located on Fort Fisher’s State Recreation Area. The ... Read More
September 24, 2015Casey Radley
Yearling29-16-15

17

Sep2015
Sea turtle hatchlings that came into our care last August are now yearlings. Many of you have followed their progress and growth. Soon they will be ready for release into the wild, after receiving the all clear from Aquarium veterinarian staff. To look back on the measurements of our 2014-2015 hatchlings, ... Read More
September 17, 2015Casey Radley
CostaRicaGroupPicture

10

Sep2015
This week we are interviewing Jessica, a teen volunteer at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, about her experience traveling to Costa Rica to study nesting leatherback sea turtles. Q: What is your past experience with sea turtles? A: My experience with sea turtles began in the fourth grade with a school ... Read More
September 10, 2015Casey Radley
More-Turtle-Lesson-1024×683

03

Sep2015
This week we are featuring a guest post from our Volunteer Coordinator, Dan, who traveled to Costa Rica this summer to study nesting leatherback sea turtles. Is that a Volkswagen Beetle up ahead in the surf? Walking the beach in driving rain, the pitch black night interrupted only by the blinding ... Read More
September 3, 2015Casey Radley
yearling

27

Aug2015

Summer Wrap Up!

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Welcome back to school! We had such a great summer here at the Aquarium and are so excited to start the upcoming school year. Before we dive into the fall, let’s wrap up this past summer! In June, the Aquarium helped release sea turtles back into the ocean with the Karen ... Read More
August 27, 2015Casey Radley
release

11

Jun2015

Sea Turtle Release

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This week we are bringing you a surprise bonus post! Enjoy reading about a sea turtle release we helped out with last week. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher was honored to help with the annual sea turtle release with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Topsail ... Read More
June 11, 2015Casey Radley
2-10-15-KempsRidley

04

Jun2015

Summer Vacation

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Summer is around the corner. Sea turtles are already coming ashore to lay nests. You can keep track of how many nests are laid in your area using Seaturtle.org's nesting data base. Here are links to current nests near the Aquarium: Carolina Beach: 1 nest Kure Beach: 2 nests Fort Fisher: 8 nests Bald Head: ... Read More
June 4, 2015Megan
loggerhead-turtle-breathing-1

28

May2015
This week we are meeting Riley, one of our junior volunteers at the aquarium. Volunteers can start when they enter high school. Learn more about our volunteer program here. How old are you? I am 12 years old. How long have you been visiting the aquarium? I have visited on vacation since 2007. After moving ... Read More
May 28, 2015Megan