Roanoke Island What's New - conservation

Roanoke Island What's New

Category: conservation

STAR Center releases six rehabilitated sea turtles

It’s good to be home. Onlookers cheered as six sea turtles rehabilitated at the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center were released back to the ocean on Saturday, May 4. Two green sea turtles and four loggerheads made their way back home during the release at the Frisco Bathhouse beach access, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Staff from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island worked alongside volunteers from the Network for Endangered Sea... Read More
at Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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

Aquarium Partners with Coast Guard to Release Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

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at Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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 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

Cold-stunned sea turtles admitted to STAR Center *UPDATED*

***You can donate to the STAR Center or purchase supplies directly to assist the cold-stunned sea turtles! STAR Center has launched an Amazon.com wish list where donors can buy specific needed items for the center. Anyone wanting to donate to the STAR Center can mail or hand deliver a check with “STAR” or “Sea Turtle” in the subject line to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Road, P.O. Box 967, Manteo NC, 27954 or donate online  and use the... Read More
at Thursday, December 14, 2017

AZA Grants Accreditation to the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Silver Spring, Maryland (April 3, 2017)  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Accreditation by AZA signifies that North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is providing the best animal welfare and care possible,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “As a proven leader in wildlife conservation, the North... Read More
Posted by Chelsea Miller at Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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