Fort Fisher Team Pitches Conservation at Shark's Game

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Fort Fisher Team Pitches Conservation at Shark's Game

What do Wilmington Shark’s fans and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF) staff have in common? Both love sharks! The Aquarium team is heading out to the ballpark July 13 for the Wilmington Sharks vs. Florence Flamingos baseball matchup with the opening pitch at 7:05 p.m. This is one of many exciting shark and ray awareness activities the Aquarium has queued up for July.

“We hope the community will celebrate with us as we offer several ways to get involved in saving sharks and rays. Raising awareness about the decline of these species is important. Inspiring action is critical,” said Hap Fatzinger, director, NCAFF.

The interconnectedness of sharks across food-web systems is a central cog in the sustainability of a healthy ecosystem. The Aquarium offers more shark and ray information on their NCAFF Blog—We Love Sharks.

Here is a rundown of some of the activities and opportunities to join the team in saving sharks and rays.

  • Shark and Ray Awareness Day
    Enjoy the magnificence of sand tiger sharks and a bonnethead during a feeding at the NCAFF on Thursday, July 14, 2:30 p.m. and tap into the expertise of the Aquarium team on science-based shark conservation. To add to the excitement, the Aquarium shark mascot will also host “Sharky the Shark,” the mascot from the Wilmington Sharks.

  • Donate to SAFE: Sharks and Rays July 11-14
    Funds support the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA): Saving Animals from Extinction. The donation window is open at Save Sharks & Rays.

    We are thrilled to welcome so many visitors to the Aquarium in the summer, as it is our busiest season. It's important to reserve tickets online before making the trek to the Aquarium as time slots often sell out.


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