Do you like to eat seafood? One of many people’s favorites is shrimp. The shrimp industry not only provides us with delicious and nutritious food, but it is an important economic resource to North Carolina. Shrimp boats drag nets in coastal water to collect the sea creatures for food. Unfortunately, ...
Tag: marine debris
January 12, 2017Casey Radley
This week we are hearing from a local ocean hero that helps run a great organization that tries to reduce the use of plastic and the harmful affects of marine debris on our ocean habitats and the animals that live in them. My name is Tricia Monteleone. I work mostly behind ...
May 5, 2016Casey Radley
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 ...
March 24, 2016Casey Radley
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 ...
October 29, 2015Casey Radley
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 ...
May 28, 2015Megan
Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to hit the beach! As much as we like to play in the sand, we need to remember local beaches also serve as sea turtle nesting habitats. Here are easy things you can do to leave the beach a better place ...
April 23, 2015Megan
This week, we hear from Bonnie Monteleone from Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. Her ocean plastic art will be showcased at the Aquarium until December. Learn more about her work here. Art is universally engaging. We do not even need to speak the same language to understand the message an artist wants to share. ...
October 9, 2014Megan