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FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub- recipient.

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NC Aquariums Welcome New Directors

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is proud to announce its new director Liz Baird, who comes to the Aquarium after serving 24 years at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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NC Aquarium Named Party for the Planet® Contest Winners

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and Oklahoma City Zoo will receive significant funding for conservation work

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Aquarium to Hold Commercial Casting Call

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is set to film commercials in the local area and is seeking individuals to be featured. The casting call will begin July 31 and will close at midnight August 5.

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NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Finalist in Video Contest

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a finalist in a national video contest and could win $25,000 for state sea turtle conservation.

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Carteret Health Care Set to Strengthen Eagle Landing

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is excited to partner with Carteret Health Care’s Joint & Spine Center in the opening of Eagle Landing, a sanctuary for two flightless bald eagles, Uwohali and Shagoie Watha, scheduled to open the fourth of July.

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SHARK FACTS

Out of more than 500 different species of sharks inhabiting the world’s oceans, only 50 species are found in North Carolina waters.

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Aquariums Announce Initial Spot A Shark USA Findings

Input from citizen scientists may help identify critical habitats for vulnerable species

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For the Love of Birds – She Changed the World

One member in particular who has found a combination of passions in her employment is Nicole Warren, an educator and bird trainer.

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N.C. Aquariums Join Coalition and State Leaders in Opposition to Atlantic Coast Seismic Blasting

The North Carolina Aquariums have joined a coalition of major public aquariums that announced opposition to the federal government’s pending issuance of permits to allow repeated seismic blasting along the East Coast in search of offshore oil and gas.

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22 Top Aquariums Up the Ante in National Push to Cut Plastic Pollution

With 5 million straws a year eliminated and almost 500 businesses on board as partners, #FirstStep campaign presses for new public, policy commitments through Earth Day 2019

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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores weathers the storm

Like the rest of East Coast, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is reeling from the impact of Hurricane Florence, which hit late Friday evening.

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Bridging the gap through distance learning program

Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, educators are bridging the gap in science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.

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Suds for Sharks Conservation Fundraiser Held March 19 (3-10-18)

Bring your love of fins to Suds for Sharks, a fundraiser for sand tiger shark conservation and research. The event was held March 19 at the Crystal Coast Brewing Company.

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N.C. Aquarium Honors Volunteers of 2017 (3-9-18)

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores recognized the heroes who make it possible to open its doors daily.

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Aquarium Awards Employees for excellence (3-16-18)

Recently two employees were honored for outstanding performance that went above and beyond.

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Design A Dino - Bring Awareness to Endangered Species (2-5-18)

Dinosaur coloring contest brings awareness to endangered species.

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Coast Guard and Aquariums Release 21 Cold-stunned Turtles (2-1-18)

Coast Guardsmen with U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon and staff from the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores released 21 rehabilitated, cold-stunned sea turtles into warmer water 21 miles off the coast Thursday.

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Aquarium Cares for Animals Caught in the Cold (12-20-17)

Changes in the weather along the coast has led to a number of cold-stunned sea turtles needing rescue and rehabilitation. The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is currently caring for 17 sea turtles .

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N.C. Aquariums Expand Educational Opportunities (11-15-17)

N.C. Aquariums offer opportunities for Title I Schools through mini grants: "Aquarium Scholars" program

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N.C. Aquariums to offer reduced admission for low-income families starting Nov. 1

Beginning Nov. 1, admission fees at North Carolina aquariums will be reduced for patrons presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT, card along with a valid form of photo identification.

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Top Aquariums Join Forces, Launch "In Our Hands" Campaign To Tackle Plastic Pollution

The three North Carolina Aquariums have joined forces with other top aquariums across the country to create the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) which recently launched the “In Our Hands” campaign to address one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals – plastic pollution.

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Aquarium set to release 27 sea turtles off coast

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is scheduled to release 27 sea turtles 50 miles off the coast, Oct. 18. Many of the sea turtles being released are participants of the sea turtle loan program, which allows several aquariums across the nation to participate in the care of this endangered species.

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Aquarium Receives National Education Award

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores was awarded the Association of Zoos and Aquariums 2017 education award for an organization of its size. The Aquarium was specifically recognized for significant achievement in the establishment of its one-of-a-kind Aquarium Teen Ambassadors Program.

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Beers for a Porpoise event raises funds and awareness for vaquita

The event held Sept. 28, saw 200 people and raised $8,000 to help save the vaquita porpoise, similar to but smaller than the dolphin, which is nearing extinction with fewer than 30 remaining in the world.

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AZA grants accreditation to NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

By meeting the highest animal care standards, The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is regarded as among the world’s best zoos and aquariums, and was granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) independent Accreditation Commission.

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OCEARCH Partners with NC Aquariums for Shark Expedition (6/13/16)

OCEARCH is bringing its unique shark platform and research vessel to North Carolina for its first Sand Tiger Shark Expedition. The team will be tagging Sand Tiger Sharks to advance local research

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Conservation Leaders Hold Beach Keepers Event (5/13/16)

May 13 Conservation Leaders will pick up trash along the Crystal Coast.

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NC Aquarium Outreach Program (4/22/16)

Aquarium outreach program reaches people world-wide.

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Party For The Planet (4/22/16)

Have fun this Earth Day at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

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Fairy Day March 5 (3/5/16)

Wands, wings and magical things come together Saturday, March 5 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

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