Tag: conservation

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
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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
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28

Jan2016

Caring for Cold Critters

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You may have heard about all of the cold-stunned turtles rescued off of North Carolina’s coast in early January. There were as many as 600 sea turtles in need of help after becoming cold-stunned. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is lending a helping hand to the sea turtle rescue ... Read More
January 28, 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
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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

29

Oct2015

Green Halloween

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Halloween is here and with it comes lots of candy, costumes, and decorations. Guess what else comes with all of those festive finds? Plastic and waste! Our sea turtle friends in the ocean may not celebrate Halloween, but they certainly feel the effects of it if our trash and waste ... Read More
October 29, 2015Casey Radley

08

Oct2015

Glowing in the Dark

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Have you heard the exciting news? The first biofluorescent reptile was discovered this week! A hawksbill sea turtle! Biofluorescence is a big word meaning the ability for an animal to absorb light and then produce it (show it) as a different color. In addition to the hawksbill sea turtle being ... Read More
October 8, 2015Casey Radley
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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
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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
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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