This week we have a guest post about a three-flippered turtle nesting off of the Coast of North Carolina. My name is Chelsea Adams. I am the sea turtle monitoring assistant for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve. It is my job to patrol Masonboro Island daily ...
October 23, 2014Megan
A 93-pound loggerhead sea turtle is hoisted out of its holding tank onto an examination table. It’s time to clean and checkup on an injury on the rear-right of its shell. The table is rolled into the examination room, where visitors watch the process through a viewing window, listen as ...
October 16, 2014Megan
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
This week we have a guest post from our Outreach Coordinator, Andy! Have you ever been working on a project and thought, “When will I ever use this?” My middle school science project turned into my dream career! In the 7th grade, I created a project about Turtle Excluder Devices, which ...
October 2, 2014Megan
Have you met our sea turtle ambassadors? When you visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, you will meet a loggerhead hatchling educating our visitors about sea turtles. The hatchling stays at the Aquarium for a little more than a year as they grow big and strong. On August ...
September 25, 2014Megan
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a team to care for sea turtles. Today’s Sea Turtle Spotlight is Judy, an Aquarium volunteer who helps care for our loggerhead sea turtles. Judy has been volunteering at the Aquarium since she retired to Kure Beach in ...
September 18, 2014Megan
What would you do for an opportunity to work with sea turtles every day? Working with sea turtles is part of what Carol, a member of the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s husbandry staff, does for a living. Carol cares for sea turtles, alligators, amphibians and even stingrays each day. Carol ...
September 4, 2014Megan
Have you ever wanted to be a marine biologist? What animal would you want to study? Dolphins? Sea Turtles? Sharks? My name is Megan and I am an Education Program Specialist at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and I get to learn about them all! I decided in middle ...
August 28, 2014Megan