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Helping to Save Vaquitas

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is keeping a close watch on an unprecedented emergency rescue effort underway to save the most endangered marine mammal in the world, the vaquita, from extinction.

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Sea Turtles Released

Two loggerhead sea turtles recently were released to the Atlantic Ocean after receiving care for more than a year at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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Aquarium Granted Accreditation by Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced that the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

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Home-School Program at Aquarium

Join the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for a spring home-school program on pollinators on Friday, May 5th from 9 a.m.-noon. This program, in partnership with Airlie Gardens, is the Aquarium’s first home-school session and was developed specifically with home-school families in mind.

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Celebrating Dedicated Volunteers

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher recognized its dedicated volunteers, including the Volunteer of the Year.

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Mermaids at Aquarium

The world famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids swim at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in March for two weekends only, for their first-ever appearance in the state, March 3-5 and 10-12, 2017.

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Aquarium Employees Shine as Sea Stars

Employees at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently honored two of their own for their contributions to making the Aquarium a premier attraction.

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