Understanding. Responsibility. Action. The long-term health and sustainability of animals in the wild and in our care is a top priority for the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. All members of our team are dedicated to responsible conservation in daily activities and long-term initiatives. Current areas of focus include the sand tiger sharks, lined seahorses and sea turtles, all threatened or animals of concern. In addition, as an accredited-member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a partner in SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction, we work together to keep the most vulnerable animals from disappearing and protect them for future generations.