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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

NC Aquarium hosts bewitching Halloween event Oct. 29-30

NC Aquarium hosts bewitching Halloween event Oct. 29-30

Trick or Treat Under the Sea at NC Aquarium Oct. 29-30   PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Oct. 25, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers two bewitching evenings of fishy fun with Trick or Treat Under the Sea on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30. Choose the evening that works best for your family or come both nights for a double dose of Halloween activities with an aquatic twist. Trick-or-treating is the main attraction as little characters and critters show off their costumes and load up on goodies at decorated booths sponsored by local businesses. Aquarium exhibits become haunted waters with décor suited to the occasion. The bolder bunch can venture outside to see the […]

North Carolina Aquarium Succulent Seafood starts October 20

North Carolina Aquarium Succulent Seafood starts October 20

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Oct. 15, 2014 – Find out how to cook the catch of the day with the Succulent Seafood series presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The first session of the fall-winter schedule for the popular program is Oct. 20 at Island Grille in Atlantic Beach. The Aquarium teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting, preparing and serving fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other weekdays at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species. Chefs provide favorite recipes and personal insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste […]

North Carolina Aquarium hosts volunteer recruitment Oct. 12

North Carolina Aquarium hosts volunteer recruitment Oct. 12

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 30, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invites potential conservation ambassadors — also known as volunteers — to test the waters on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12. Drop by between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to talk to Aquarium staff and veteran volunteers about opportunities and benefits. Attendees also will be able to observe volunteers in action at the various stations around the Aquarium. Interpreters are needed for the two popular touch pools. At the Tidal Touch Pool, interpreters offer insight into the life cycles of horseshoe crabs, spider and hermit crabs, ocean snails and other invertebrates. Skate and Ray Encounters interpreters share the joy of touching these creatures. Volunteers also assist in visitor education, […]

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Bring your little ones to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal encounters. Toddler Time begins Oct. 1 and runs on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. The weekly activities in Clearwater Classroom focus on a different animal each week. October’s celebrities include box turtles, fish, octopuses and salamanders. Toddler Time runs weekly through March 25, except no program Nov. 26 and Dec. 24. A Halloween event for ages 5 and under takes its place the morning of Oct. 29. Toddler Time is free with admission and registration is not required.     ###   The North Carolina Aquarium at […]

North Carolina Aquarium open Labor Day

North Carolina Aquarium open Labor Day

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC August 27, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is open normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., throughout the Labor Day weekend. Dive shows, live animal encounters, feeding presentations and other programs are offered throughout the day, free with admission. Also free with admission: Dinosaur Adventure, featuring seven species of prehistoric creatures that move and call. This fun blast from the past has been extended through the first week of November. Winging It – Birds in Flight is presented daily at 1 p.m. in Big Rock Theater. Tickets are $2 per person. Behind the scenes tours and outdoor adventures such as stand-up paddle-boarding and a kayak/canoe excursion are offered at various […]

NC Aquariums – Ask the Aquarium – mole crabs

NC Aquariums – Ask the Aquarium – mole crabs

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC August 18, 2014: Q. My kids like catching those little gray, bug-like things in the sand where the waves break on the beach. Sometimes we find them and sometimes we don’t. We’ve heard them called sand fleas. Can you tell us what they are? A. Those are mole crabs (Emerita talpoida), often called sand fleas, sand fiddlers, sand bugs or sand hoppers. Looking more like insects than crabs, these busy little crustaceans show up in early spring in the pounding surf zone – a tough place to eke out a living. As you’ve seen, mole crabs are small, measuring only an inch to an inch and a half long. They are harmless and live in large […]

NC Aquarium hosts Pine Knoll Shores National Night Out Aug. 5

NC Aquarium hosts Pine Knoll Shores National Night Out Aug. 5

*UPDATE: The Town of Pine Knoll Shores has CANCELLED National Night Out scheduled for tonight in the parking lot of the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores due to weather conditions. This applies only to the Pine Knoll Shores event. The Aquarium will close as usual at 5 p.m. Thank you. National Night Out at NC Aquarium Aug. 5 PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 31, 2014 – Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 5, 2014, with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the Town Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium stays open late and offers free admission for kids 12 and under, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Find more free family fun outdoors in the Aquarium’s […]

Food Lion to Host “Thriller on the Griller” Local Events Starting July 31 to Benefit Hope for the Warriors®

Food Lion to Host “Thriller on the Griller” Local Events Starting July 31 to Benefit Hope for the Warriors®

SALISBURY, NC July 30, 2014: What:  Food Lion will host its “Thriller on the Griller” fundraising events at area beach stores July 31 through August 4 to benefit Hope For The Warriors®. The events will begin Thursday in Jacksonville, N.C., followed by Friday in Swansboro, N.C. They will continue on Saturday in Emerald Isle, N.C., and on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, N.C. The final event will be held on Monday back in Jacksonville, N.C. Who: For a small donation, customers can purchase lunch donated by vendors as well as bid on silent auction items. The stores will also have music and games. All proceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors® Where: July 31 – 128 College Plaza Drive, Jacksonville, N.C. – 3 […]

Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 at NC Aquarium

Shark Week July 27 – Aug. 2 at NC Aquarium

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 25, 2014 – Sink your teeth into fun and facts all about sharks during Shark Week July 27-Aug. 2 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Family-friendly programs, activities, crafts and displays portray the truth about these often misunderstood creatures, their essential role in the ocean ecosystem and the threats they face. “The popularity of Shark Week and the immense interest the public has in these fascinating animals gives us an opportunity to tell the real story of what is happening to sharks,” said Education Curator Windy Arey Kent.  “Finning, over-fishing, pollution and other factors have caused shark populations to plummet worldwide. That can indicate big problems for ocean ecosystems.” Shark Week activities, […]

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