Tag: sea turtle

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
Releasing Kia in Florida 2.25.16

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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17

Mar2016

Easy Being Green

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For St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to highlight a few of our “green” animals living here at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Not all of these critters are turtles, or even reptiles, but learning about different types of animals is a great way for your students to compare ... Read More
March 17, 2016Casey Radley
LWHatchling2

10

Mar2016

Say “Cheese!”

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This week we are interviewing one of our staff, Lindsey, who has the awesome job of taking pictures of our animals at the Aquarium, including sea turtles.What is your job title and description at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher?I am the Public Relations Assistant. My main duty is running the Aquarium’s ... Read More
March 10, 2016Casey Radley
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25

Feb2016

Turtle Tank Talk

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The Aquarium receives many great questions from visitors about the loggerhead hatchlings in our care. The two hatchlings take turns as ambassadors for their species and teaching the public about their importance. This week we will answer some of the frequently asked questions:Shouldn’t the sea turtles be out in the ... Read More
February 25, 2016Casey Radley

11

Feb2016

Turtle Treks

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One of the many questions we are asked often about sea turtles is how do the females know to come back to the same beach area to make their nests? The ocean is so big and sea turtles can spend twenty or so years swimming in it before reaching maturity ... Read More
February 11, 2016Casey Radley
NCA-PKS Nimbus rare white loggerhead sea turtle (3)

04

Feb2016
This week we are hearing from Jeff, a fellow educator at one of our sister Aquariums, about their white loggerhead sea turtle, Nimbus.I am an educator here at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. I love working with all of the animals here, especially the sea turtles! Today, I ... Read More
February 4, 2016Casey Radley
2TurtleTruama2016

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

21

Jan2016

New Nesters

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Welcome back and Happy New Year! Our first 2016 blog post features exciting news off the North Carolina coast recently discovered from this past summer’s nesting season. If you remember, last summer we had a record-breaking nesting season. There were 1,296 reported sea turtle nests. Two of those nests were ... Read More
January 21, 2016Casey Radley
Ms Lautens class

10

Dec2015

Teacher Spotlight

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For our last blog post of the year, we bring you a special guest writer. This week we are hearing from Ms. Lausten, a teacher from Virginia who is kind enough to share her experience using the Sea Turtle Exploration curriculum in her fourth grade classroom.Last fall I was lucky enough to walk ... Read More
December 10, 2015Casey Radley