NOAA Fisheries staff and colleagues sampled and tagged 13 leatherback turtles off Beaufort in May,continuing a 2017 project to study the turtles.
Sea Turtle Sighting on Pine Knoll Shores
Pine Knoll Shores police officer Nancy Montanino snapped this photo on World Turtle Day Thursday of a sea turtle while on the town’s beach. Sea turtle nesting and hatching season began May 1 and goes through October. Contact the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores if you spot any nesting turtles, or injured and dead turtles at 252-247-4003.
Six Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Head Home
Six sea turtles were released Saturday after being rehabilitated for months by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center at the Frisco Bath House.
Six Sea Turtles to be Released Saturday
There will be six rehabilitated sea turtles released Saturday morning by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island at the Frisco Bath House on Hatteras Island.
Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles Undergo Treatment
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation, or STAR, Center is currently treating close to 40 cold-stunned sea turtles, which are responding well to treatment, according to staff.
Volunteers Needed to Patrol for Sea Turtles
The Network for Endangered Sea Turtles is hosting a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ocracoke Community Center for volunteers interested in patrolling for sea turtles washed ashore this fall and winter.
Sam’s Field Notes: Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles
The rarest, smallest of sea turtles, the Kemp’s ridley has also long been one of the most mysterious, but turtle watchers recently assisted as hatchlings emerged from a rare nest in Emerald Isle.
Beachgoers View Sea Turtle Nest Excavation
The public was able to view Tuesday the Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff excavating a nest of baby loggerhead turtles lcoated about a quarter mile north of the Lifeguard Beach stand.
Nine Sea Turtles Released at Coquina Beach
N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Network for Endangered Sea Turtles, or NEST, and the National Park Service worked together to release Wednesday nine rehabilitated sea turtles at Coquina Beach.
PKS Aquarium Releases Seven Sea Turtles
The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores released Monday seven rehabilitated sea turtles at the Eastern Regional Beach Access in Emerald Isle.
Updated: More Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island officials announced Monday that 76 more cold-stunned sea turtles had been admitted the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center since its Thursday announcement, making the total 96.
CMAST Sea Turtle Doctor Shares Expertise
Dr. Craig Harms of N.C. State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City is not only one of the area’s top experts on how to diagnose and treat sick and injured sea turtles, he helped write the book.
NOAA Designates Sturgeon Critical Habitat
NOAA Fisheries has designated critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon in parts of coastal rivers from Maine to Florida, a requirement under the Endangered Species Act.
NOAA Asks Public to Report Injured Whales
Federal officials said last week that humpback whales are dying at alarming rates along the Atlantic coast, but the explanation has eluded scientists.