Roanoke Island What's New - rehabilitation

Roanoke Island What's New

Category: rehabilitation

Aquarium cares for cold-stunned sea turtles

STAR Center Wish List    The Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island has admitted 12 new sea turtles within the past week because of cold-stunning, a condition which is similar to hypothermia. Cold-stunning is caused by dropping water temperatures and renders these aquatic reptiles unable to properly swim. When temperatures fall, volunteers with the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST) and National Park... Read More
at Tuesday, December 10, 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

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