During the late summer and early fall, people flock to the beach to vacation and take advantage of seasonally warm ocean temperatures. However, those water temperatures also help create conditions to fuel destructive hurricanes. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 each year, coinciding with sea turtle nesting season. ...
Tag: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
November 6, 2018Gail Lemiec
The North Carolina Aquariums and the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center released 17 rehabilitated sea turtles on April 25, 2017. The turtles were released at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and included green sea turtles, loggerheads and Kemp’s Ridley turtles. Most of the turtles came into the STAR ...
May 11, 2017Gail Lemiec
Welcome back to another school year with Sea Turtle Exploration. Over the summer, our sea turtle hatchlings turned into yearlings. They have continued to grow with the supervision of staff and veterinarian care. Soon, they will be released into the ocean and our new sea turtle hatchlings born from this ...
September 8, 2016Casey Radley
Nesting season is coming to a close, but not without record nesting numbers! Take a look at last summer’s nests compared with this past summer’s nests on the beaches near the Aquarium: In fact, Fort Fisher had 33 more nests than its previous high record back in 2012. High sea turtle ...
October 1, 2015Casey Radley
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 ...
August 27, 2015Casey Radley
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: ...
June 4, 2015Megan
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