Thursday, October 24, 2019
STAR Center Manager Amber Hitt administers antibiotics to a loggerhead sea turtle recently rescued near Manteo.
A 189-lb loggerhead sea turtle that was recovered near the Manteo public boat ramp dock is being treated at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The turtle arrived at the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center on Sunday after being spotted drifting near shore. A Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer and volunteer from the Network for...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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...
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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....
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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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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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Thursday, December 14, 2017
***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...
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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...
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