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) ...
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 ...
April 9, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
March 12, 2015Casey Radley
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 ...
February 26, 2015Megan
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 ...
February 12, 2015Megan
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 ...
January 28, 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 ...
January 15, 2015Megan
This week we are meeting Jacob, one of our aquarists. Hello, I am Jacob and I work as one of the aquarist at the Aquarium. I am in charge of caring for our 60 pound green sea turtle, Shelldon. I started as a summer camper at the Aquarium when I was ...
December 5, 2014Megan