Roanoke Island What's New

Roanoke Island What's New

Aquariums Announce Initial Spot A Shark USA Findings

Less than a year after the North Carolina Aquariums launched Spot A Shark USA , a citizen science program, lead researchers have issued initial findings in a manuscript published in the journal “Ecology”   today.  The four-page document outlines a discovery that could play a significant role in the strategic protection of the sand tiger shark,  Carcharias taurus , a globally designated vulnerable species, whose presence is linked to healthy aquatic ecosystems.... Read More
at Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Safety First for Dare County EMS and NC Aquarium

Dare County EMS personnel joined staff at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island last month to go over specialized emergency response procedures at the aquarium. The teams reviewed mock scenarios like an employee bit by a venomous snake or a diver in need of emergency assistance. This kind of cross-training helps familiarize Dare EMS with the kinds of safety protocols used at the aquarium so they will know what to expect if called. Working with animals, SCUBA diving, and the... Read More
at Wednesday, April 10, 2019

NC Aquariums in Running for Top in Nation

The North Carolina Aquariums are in the running for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Award for best aquarium, and everyone’s vote counts. The aquariums are asking for visitor support by going online and voting for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.  Vote once per day  for your favorite until voting ends on Monday, April 22 at noon ET.  “I am honored and find great satisfaction that our staff’s efforts are being recognized... Read More
at Saturday, April 6, 2019

Aquarium Partners with Coast Guard to Release Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

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at Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Swim into spring with a Sea Turtle Egg Hunt

Flip your fins towards the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island for a turtle-y awesome twist on a springtime tradition. The popular Sea Turtle Egg Hunt will return on Saturday, April 20, 2019 with a session at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children will learn all about these marine reptiles, and even see a loggerhead sea turtle up-close during a presentation by an aquarium educator. Then it’s time to get crafty and create a basket featuring recycled materials that will be used during the... Read More
at Monday, April 1, 2019

Employee Excellence Awarded

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island congratulates Cayla Norman (left) and Sharon Rippons (right) for their exemplary performance. The two were selected by their peers to receive these annual awards for outstanding service. Cayla, who works in Visitor Services, was presented with the "Sea Star Award" acknowledging her excellent customer service and positive attitude. Sharon is a housekeeper om the Operations staff, and she received the "Award... Read More
at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Aquarium staff dive into beach cleanup

Thank you to the nine aquarium staffers who got their feet sandy and hands dirty during our beach cleanup! We removed cigarette butts, straws, beverage cans, food wrappers, balloons and more off the beach and away from the ocean.  Read More
Posted by Brian Postelle at Monday, March 18, 2019

Roanoke Island Aquarium Director Chosen to Lead N.C. Aquariums Division

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) has announced that Maylon White has been chosen as director for the North Carolina Aquariums Division. White will take over the role on March 4, 2019, and follows the departure of David Griffin, who retired in January after leading the division for 16 years.   “Maylon White brings a wealth of experience, creativity, and strong leadership skills to his new... Read More
at Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Aquarium Advisory meeting notice!

The NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island Advisory Committee is holding its quarterly meeting at the aquarium on Wednesday, February 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
at Friday, February 8, 2019

Aquarium eases inclusion for visitors with sensory challenges

New sensory features at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island will allow visitors who are on the autism spectrum or experience visual impairment to maximize their enjoyment and adventures at the aquarium. Guests may now check out “Sensory Inclusion” bags at the visitor services desk in the aquarium’s lobby that include features like tactile items, fidget toys and noise-cancelling headphones. The initiative was accomplished in partnership with the organization KultureCity, a... Read More
at Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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