Hello Everyone and Welcome Back! Waving a fond farewell to summer and with a hint of fall in the morning air, another school year begins. As you sharpen those No. 2 pencils, it may be difficult to believe sea turtle hatchlings are still making their way out of nests on the ...
September 28, 2017Gail Lemiec
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently hosted the world famous Weeki Wachee mermaids for two fun-filled weekends in March. Two sets of mermaids traveled from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida to meet and greet with visitors, swim with our resident fish and sea turtle, Shelldon, and share ...
April 20, 2017Gail Lemiec
You may know sea turtles love to eat jellyfish. Have you ever wondered how a sea turtle can eat a jelly without being harmed? If you’ve ever been stung by a jellyfish, you know it can be painful. Sea turtles have special adaptations to protect them from sea jelly venom ...
February 9, 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
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
Plastics, Marine Debris and a Healthy Ocean It’s no secret, the ocean is a wonderful place. We use it for recreation, to support our economy through tourism and seafood, and it serves as a home for thousands of species of wildlife from the largest whales to smallest microorganisms. A healthy ocean ...
February 19, 2015Casey Radley