Tag: sea turtle

ShelldonScratch

19

Mar2015

Diving with Shelldon

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This week we have a guest post from our Assistant Dive Safety Officer, Kathy, who regularly dives in our Cape Fear Shoals exhibit where our green sea turtle, Shelldon, lives.There are always sharks, eels, and lots of fish to observe when I go diving in the Cape Fear Shoals exhibit ... Read More
March 19, 2015Casey Radley
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05

Mar2015

Sea Turtle Training

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This weekend I went to a mini conference hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association. The conference took place at the Bald Head Island Conservancy. We met with marine educators from Maryland to South Carolina. During the conference we had workshops on how to control deer populations using vaccines, how ... Read More
March 5, 2015Megan
womble belly

26

Feb2015
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 ... Read More
February 26, 2015Megan

19

Feb2015
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 ... Read More
February 19, 2015Casey Radley

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Feb2015
Have you enjoyed learning about sea turtles each week? Have you debated using the lessons with your students? Recently the Aquarium hosted a teacher training workshop to give teachers more confidence in using sea turtles to teach STEM.We started by sharing information about why sea turtles are different. You can ... Read More
February 12, 2015Megan

05

Feb2015
This week we are meeting Justin, a sea turtle researcher who used to work here at the Aquarium.Justin Perrault here from Mote Marine Laboratory. I am currently Mote’s head marine turtle researcher looking at the effects of contaminants and natural toxins on the health and reproductive success of nesting loggerhead ... Read More
February 5, 2015Casey Radley
Madeline

15

Jan2015
Welcome back and Happy New Year! Our first blog post for the year features some special guests at the Aquarium. Right now, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is caring for nearly 20 endangered sea turtles. The sea turtles were injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New ... Read More
January 15, 2015Megan
Shelldon-Scratch

05

Dec2014
This week we are meeting Jacob, one of our aquarists.Hello, I am Jacob and I work as one of the aquarist at the Aquarium. I am in charge of caring for our 60 pound green sea turtle, Shelldon. I started as a summer camper at the Aquarium when I was ... Read More
December 5, 2014Megan
HandFeedingTerrapin

20

Nov2014

Do Turtles Eat Jell-O?

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Does your family serve Jell-O or Jell-O molds for Thanksgiving Dinner? Then you have something in common with the sea turtles at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. When Jell-O was first introduced in the 1800s there were only four flavors: Strawberry, Raspberry, ... Read More
November 20, 2014Megan
FloridaGhostCrab

30

Oct2014

The Ghost Crab

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In the spirit of Halloween, this week we are learning about a sea turtle predator that fits the season: the ghost crab. The Atlantic ghost crab is a sand colored crab with white claws. Like a ghost, they can change colors to better blend in with their surroundings. They are ... Read More
October 30, 2014Megan