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

The North Carolina Aquariums at Fort Fisher, Pine Knoll Shores, Roanoke Island and Jennette's Pier have all 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. Marine scientists are concerned that the prolonged and extreme noise pollution introduced into already highly stressed ocean environments will disturb marine life from tiny plankton to commercially valuable fish stocks and even giant whales.

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The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher released a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle off the beach at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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A $10,000 grant funded by Duke Energy expanded “Sea Scholars” to nine Brunswick County elementary schools during the 2017-2018 school year.

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Aquarium Recognizes Outstanding Employees

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher honored two employees, Kristin Holloman-Noe and Erin Gross recently for making the Aquarium a better place to work and visit.

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Volunteer of the Year

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently celebrated the dedicated volunteers who assist Aquarium operations and make a world of difference to the facility and its visitors.

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North Carolina Mermaid Tale Leads to Aquarium

With her long red hair, snowy skin and slip-on, custom tail, Victoria Cox is the embodiment of a wholesome siren of the sea ready to make her dreams come true. In fact, that is exactly what the North Carolina native did when she became a world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaid.

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