Fort Fisher Press Room

Fort Fisher News Room

Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher news room. To schedule a media visit or staff interviews, please contact Dey Romo Rossell, communications manager, at (910) 772-0532. 

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Two Rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings are Newest Conservation Ambassadors

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HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE THIS VETERANS DAY

North Carolina Aquariums Welcome Military Families with Complimentary Admission

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Avian Influenza Threat Prompts Quick Response to Protect Feathered Animals

Popular ambassador birds at the North Carolina Aquariums will be protected away from their open-air habitats as a precautionary measure in response to new cases of avian influenza found in eastern North Carolina wild birds.

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North Carolina Aquariums Receive Grant Funds to Advance Marine Fish Aquaculture

The North Carolina Aquariums will receive funding over the next three years to build capacity to sustainably breed saltwater fish species and to raise awareness of aquaculture through public engagement. The funding is part of a $750,000 grant awarded to a group of seven facilities by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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More than 14K Vote—NCAFF Otter Pups Now Have Names

Voters Select “Otter” this World Names for Trio of Asian Small-clawed Otter Pups

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Aquarium Scholars Grant Applications Open

Exciting news for educators! Applications are now open until Sept. 30 for the Aquarium Scholars grant program, which offers funding to provide exciting educational opportunities from the North Carolina Aquariums to students from Title I or Title I-eligible schools across the state.

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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Team Ready for Otter Pups to Emerge

Testing the waters—three Asian small-clawed otter pups born in May will be Introduced to their public habitat.

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Aquarium Partners with the Community to Name Otter Pups

It's time to name the pups that make up the fantastic female trio at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF)—the newest members of the Asian small-clawed otter family. The otter pups born May 21 now have their own unique personalities and the Aquarium team is ready to give them their own unique names. With staff input, the otter team has narrowed down the choices to four trios of names.

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Summer Campers Embark on Final Canoeing Adventure at Aquarium Camp

Canoeing in local estuaries is part of an unforgettable summer camp experience at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher – it’s a trip from the Basin to Zeke’s Island for a cool plunge into the water. In a weekly tradition, twelve 9- to 11-year-old campers will embark on the canoeing phase of camp on Wednesday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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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.

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Welcome New Otter Pups!

Asian small-clawed otter pups are born at the NC Aquarium Fort Fisher. Staff celebrates success in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Species Survival Plan® Program

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NC AQUARIUMS AND JENNETTE'S PIER IN THE RUNNING FOR TOP IN NATION!

The North Carolina Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier are in the running for USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Award for best aquarium, and everyone’s vote counts.

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Nation’s Leading Aquariums Join Forces to Tackle Climate Change

North Carolina Aquariums join 20 others in pledging to address greenhouse gas emissions

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NC Aquariums Lead the City Nature Challenge

Everyone is Invited to Join: Coastal Carolina Team Vying for the Win

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Spring Break Campers Delight in Animals and More

Wonder & Discovery Highlight Return of Camps

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Aquarium Signature Event: Race for The Planet this April

Hundreds to Join the Race to Support Sustainability

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Call to Action: Volunteers to Train and Become Official Frog Watchers

The team at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher invites you to dive into the world of frogs and emerge an official FrogWatch USA volunteer. Frog enthusiasts can choose a Saturday session on Feb. 26, March 12, April 9, or May 14 that each run from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Eyes on the Skies: North Carolina Bird Count Event at Aquarium

All eyes will be on the skies Saturday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the North Carolina Bird Count special event at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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N.C. Aquariums Continue to Care for Cold-stunned Sea Turtles

The North Carolina Aquariums regularly care for weak or injured sea turtles throughout the year, but winter weather brings an influx of turtles due to cold-stunning events.

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Beauty of Self-Expression Shines Through Students’ Creations

Find our more about the Sea Dreams Exhibit and make your reservation today to immerse yourself in this amazing artwork created by local youth.

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North Carolina Aquariums Protecting Birds Amid Avian Influenza Threat

Read about how the Aquariums are taking swift action to protect the feathered animals from coming in contact with wild birds.

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