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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, […]

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 23, 2014 Q. What do shrimp eat? A. Shrimp are omnivores and scavengers, meaning they eat most anything. Like lobsters, crayfish and crabs, shrimp are crustaceans with segmented bodies, jointed legs, eyes on stalks and hard exteriors. All crustaceans must molt to grow, and some, like shrimp, even eat their discarded calcium- rich shell. There are many species of shrimp. Some live thousands of feet under the ocean on thermal vents. Others, like the ones we’re more familiar with, live in waters from low tide to about 300 feet deep. Along the East Coast, pink, brown and white shrimp are harvested and sold commercially. These familiar varieties belong to the Penaeidae family. A shrimp’s body […]

Dine with Dr. Dino July 19-20 at NC Aquarium

Dine with Dr. Dino July 19-20 at NC Aquarium

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 9, 2014 – Dr. Dino brings his passion for paleontology and some of his fossilized finds to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on July 19-20, in conjunction with the summer Dinosaur Adventure exhibit. Dr. Dino, a.k.a. Chris DeLorey and the education director at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Fl., has been hunting fossils for educational use for 25 years. Dine with Dr. Dino before or after hours, and enjoy exciting stories from the field, fascinating information about what new research has to say about these prehistoric animals, a narrated tour of the Dinosaur Adventure exhibit and a chance to make souvenir “fossils” from molds of dinosaur bones. Choose from two breakfast programs and an […]

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

American Red Cross: Shelter Openings and Closings

WILMINGTON, NC, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:45am – The following is a list of shelters that are opened and closed for those seeking assistance due to widespread power outages from the winter storm: Open: Brunswick West Brunswick High School – opened last night and remains open until further notice (this is a pet friendly shelter) 550 Whiteville Rd, Northwest Shallotte, NC Pender Burgaw Middle School – will reopen at 12:00pm today (this is a pet friendly shelter) 500 S Wright St, Burgaw, NC Columbus Edgewood Elementary School – will open at 1:00pm today (no pets allowed) 317 E Calhoun St, Whiteville New Hanover Codington Elementary School – open and will serve as the primary NHC shelter instead of Noble (no […]