Roanoke Island What's New

Make your mark at Art and the Ocean Day on July 19!

  The ocean and the life it supports have provided inspiration for artists throughout the ages. On July 19, guests to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can be part of that tradition at “Art and the Ocean.” Throughout the day, guest artists and aquarium staff will lead participants in art activities and cool crafts. Learn how to sketch an animal with an up-close session with one of the aquarium’s ambassador animals! Find out how an artist makes glass art inspired... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Sunday, June 24, 2018

NC Aquarium’s STAR Center releases nine rehabbed sea turtles back to sea

      A crowd of several hundred  onlookers cheered as nine sea turtles rehabilitated at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center were released back to the ocean Wednesday morning. Five green sea turtles, three Kemp’s ridley, and one loggerhead made their way back home during the release at Coquina Beach, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Staff and interns from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island worked... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Saturday, June 23, 2018

Celebrate our toothy friends on International Shark Awareness Day!

Sharks play an important role in the health of the ocean, and on July 14, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can help celebrate these fascinating fish! Shark Awareness Day is a chance to take a closer look at an amazing animal that sometimes gets a bad break. From Shark Trivia to Ring-a-Toss, participants can play fun games, win prizes and find out more about sharks. Want to learn how to identify shark species by the shape of their fin? Play FIN-gerprint a Shark! Want a unique... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Saturday, June 23, 2018

Animal Care Staff Complete HAZWOPER Workshop

Members of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s animal care team recently attended a HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations) 24 Hour workshop at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore , Mar yland. K ristin Clark, Maddy VanMiddlesworth, Connie Dobbs and Leslie Vegas individually completed 16 hours of coursework before spending two days at the Zoo learning how to respond to the needs of wildlife affected by oil spills and other disasters. Upon completion of this course,... Read More
at Thursday, June 14, 2018

NOAA shipwreck exploration to be featured in real time at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

The deep-water robotic investigation of an unidentified shipwreck off the North Carolina coast will be shown live to guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island on June 25. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct the dive 40 miles off the coast of Hatteras Island via a robotic submersible launched from the research vessel Okeanos Explorer . The live stream will be shown on the movie screen in the aquarium’s Neptune’s Theater, allowing... Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Friday, June 8, 2018

Three NC Agencies Partner to Save Orphaned Otters

ASHEBORO, NC   – June 5, 2018 Two North American river otter pups orphaned after their mother was hit by a car are recovering as state agencies help rehabilitate them before reintroducing them to the wild. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and North Carolina Zoo partnered to help ensure the best possible outcome for the young otters. The pups – approximately six weeks old – are currently in the... Read More
at Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sea Turtles Receive CT Scans at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center

ELIZABETH CITY - Sea turtles from the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island received CT (Computed Tomography) scans at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City on May 3rd and 17th. Three turtles - a loggerhead who suffered from a head wound and two green sea turtles both diagnosed with cold-stunning - received the scans. “We are excited for the opportunity to assist in the great work of the North Carolina... Read More
at Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Donate an Item from the Aquarium's Wish List!

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at Monday, May 7, 2018

Aquarium Advisory Committee meeting notice!

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Advisory Committee is holding its quarterly meeting at the aquarium on Wednesday, May 9 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 Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sea turtles released back to ocean at Ocracoke Island

Flanked by a crowd of more than 250 well-wishers, twelve sea turtles returned to the ocean on Ocracoke Island Wednesday. The sea turtles - five loggerheads, four green and three Kemp’s ridley - were all treated at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. STAR and aquarium staff, volunteers from the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST) and biologists from the National Park Service all had a hand in... Read More
at Thursday, April 26, 2018

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