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Thursday, June 14, 2018
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,...
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Friday, June 8, 2018
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...
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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...
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Monday, May 7, 2018
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
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.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
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...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
With her exhibition Glass Reef, Hidden Worlds currently on display in the Nautilus Gallery of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, artist Emily Williams seeks to draw attention to the fragility of underwater ecosystems and the vulnerability of coral reefs. Williams’ intricate glass sculptures expose the complex yet delicate nature of corals and offer a unique perspective into their intricate structure.
Coral reefs support a diversity of ocean species....
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Do you hear that rumbling in the distance? It’s not the sound of springtime thunderstorms or giant waves crashing, or even the phantom booms that sometimes haunt the Outer Banks. It’s the roar of prehistoric giants as dinosaurs return to the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island! This summer, the aquarium’s nature trail will be transformed into a Jurassic (and Cretaceous and Triassic) jungle populated by legendary reptiles of the past, and guests will be transported to a...
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
“Mud Dog!” “Ground Puppy!” “Snot Otter!” No matter what you call them, hellbender salamanders are fascinating creatures, and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is excited to introduce a new hellbender to its Wild Wetlands Gallery family. Hellbenders reside naturally in the eastern part of the United States and are famous for being the largest species of salamander in the country. The aquarium’s previous hellbender outgrew its habitat and now resides...
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