This week, we are hearing from Emily, one of our Aquarists who works with sharks! You may be wondering what sharks have to do with sea turtles. Read on to find out. At the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, I have the opportunity to do many different jobs relating to ...
November 19, 2015Casey Radley
Two hatchling sea turtles arrived at the Aquarium in August 2014. After a year as animal ambassadors, helping to educate nearly 450,000 visitors (and many of you, as well) about sea turtles, they were released last week in the Atlantic Ocean. They weren’t the only sea turtles returned to their ...
November 5, 2015Casey Radley
This week we are featuring a guest post from our Volunteer Coordinator, Dan, who traveled to Costa Rica this summer to study nesting leatherback sea turtles. Is that a Volkswagen Beetle up ahead in the surf? Walking the beach in driving rain, the pitch black night interrupted only by the blinding ...
September 3, 2015Casey Radley
Welcome back to school! We had such a great summer here at the Aquarium and are so excited to start the upcoming school year. Before we dive into the fall, let’s wrap up this past summer! In June, the Aquarium helped release sea turtles back into the ocean with the Karen ...
August 27, 2015Casey Radley
This week we are hearing from Kristin, currently our Assistant Outreach Instructor, who worked as a Field Biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission's Sea Turtle Project on Bogue Banks. Between 2002 and 2007, the island of Bogue Banks, NC was used as a research site for the NC Wildlife Resources ...
May 7, 2015Casey Radley
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
This week we are meeting Aquarist Rich. Rich has been a part of the North Carolina Aquarium family for over 14 years. After graduating with a degree in Marine Sciences from Coastal Carolina University, he started in Education at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. He spent two years as ...
April 9, 2015Megan
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 ...
March 19, 2015Casey Radley
Every summer, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts summer camps. Each week has a different theme. During our Animal Keepers week we asked our Ocean Explorers, campers aged 10-12, to tell us what they learned about caring for the animals at the Aquarium. Kai said “Something I learned was ...
March 12, 2015Casey Radley
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 ...
January 15, 2015Megan