Roanoke Island What's New - STAR Center

Roanoke Island What's New

Category: STAR Center

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

Sea turtle rescued near Manteo being treated at STAR Center

 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... Read More
at Thursday, October 24, 2019

Cold-stunned sea turtles admitted to STAR Center *UPDATED*

***You can donate to the STAR Center or purchase supplies directly to assist the cold-stunned sea turtles! STAR Center has launched an 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... Read More
at Thursday, December 14, 2017

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