Roanoke Island What's New

Roanoke Island What's New

Aquarium cares for cold-stunned sea turtles

STAR Center Amazon.com Wish List    The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island has admitted 12 new sea turtles within the past week because of cold-stunning, a condition which is similar to hypothermia. Cold-stunning is caused by dropping water temperatures and renders these aquatic reptiles unable to properly swim. When temperatures fall, volunteers with the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST) and National Park... Read More
at Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Drive makes pawliday season bright for local animals in need

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is getting festive for some furry friends in need with the annual Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive benefiting the Outer Banks SPCA. Last year, with generous support from visitors and neighbors, NCARI was able to donate more than 1,800 pounds of pet food and supplies to help animals waiting to find their forever homes. This yearly drive begins November 25th and ends January 5th, and donors get perks, too! Each person donating a bag of... Read More
at Thursday, November 21, 2019

Aquarium certified Green Travel destination

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has been certified as an N.C. Green Travel destination, designating it among sites in the state that have achieved sustainability goals to reduce energy use, landfill waste and overall impact on the environment. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) administers the N.C. Green Travel Program, and issued the certification following an application process and visit to the aquarium. “We are so happy to have the Aquarium in... Read More
at Monday, November 18, 2019

STAR Center to close for one week during HVAC upgrade

The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island will be closed to the public Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15 for upgrades to its HVAC system. The upgrades are a much-needed improvement to ensure the comfort and care of future STAR Center patients, said the aquarium’s Associate Director Allen McDowell. “The timing for this replacement helps us avoid interruption during the peak summer season, but also... Read More
at Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Aquarium Advisory Committee meeting notice!

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Advisory Committee is holding its quarterly meeting at the aquarium on Wednesday, November 13 at 1:00 pm.  The aquarium is located at 374 Airport Road in Manteo, NC.  The meeting will be held in the Conference Room and is open to the public. Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sea turtle rescued near Manteo being treated at STAR Center

 STAR Center Manager Amber Hitt administers antibiotics to a loggerhead sea turtle recently rescued near Manteo. A 189-lb loggerhead sea turtle that was recovered near the Manteo public boat ramp dock is being treated at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The turtle arrived at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center on Sunday after being spotted drifting near shore. A Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer and volunteer from the Network for... Read More
at Thursday, October 24, 2019

NC Aquariums honor veterans Nov. 11

The North Carolina Aquariums will honor veterans and military service members on Nov. 11, 2019. The three aquariums, located at Fort Fisher (Kure Beach), Pine Knoll Shores (Atlantic Beach) and Roanoke Island (Manteo), will offer free admission on Veterans Day to all veteran, active, reserve, or retired members of the U.S. military with a valid service identification or proof of service, as well as spouses and dependents. “This is the aquariums’ way to say thank you to those who... Read More
at Tuesday, October 22, 2019

NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Retires Trick or Treat Under the Sea

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has announced that its annual Halloween event, Trick or Treat Under the Sea, is being retired. The decision came after much deliberation by aquarium staff and management, and though the annual spook fest will be missed by many, there are some new and fun events on the horizon. “When we began Trick or Treat Under the Sea 17 years ago, there wasn’t much in the way of local community events around Halloween,” says Visitor... Read More
at Monday, September 23, 2019

New director named for NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

The   North Carolina Aquariums Division announced on August 19 that Larry Warner will serve as director for the Roanoke Island location. Warner’s career in museums and aquariums spans 32 years, and he served as Exhibits Curator at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island for more than six years. Most recently, he acted as the Director of Exhibits for Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium, overseeing the development of numerous conservation-based exhibits. While at the NC Aquarium... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Tuesday, August 20, 2019

NC Aquarium mourns loss of beloved North American river otter Molly

NC Aquarium mourns loss of beloved North American river otter Molly The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is mourning the loss of Molly, the North American river otter that has delighted guests at the aquarium for nearly 18 years. Molly was under 24-hour supervision after experiencing a seizure in the early morning of July 29th. When she did not regain consciousness over the following days, the aquarium and veterinary staff made the determination to euthanize Molly rather... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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