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Fort Fisher Aquarium

Invasive species catching folks attention

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video Invasive species such as the Lion fish are rising in population in Southeastern North Carolina. The aquarium has several on display and have programs to offer to learn more about invasive species. Full story...
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Celebrating the waters that connect us all

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videoThe North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher celebrated World Oceans Day Sunday. June 8th has been recognized as a global event by the United Nations since 2008. This year's theme was 'Together we have the power to protect the oceans.' The aquarium had extra education stations allowing kids to learn about the ocean hands on. One table allowed kids to do a fake dissection. Kids pulled items out of the "stomach" of a marine creature and guessed the animal they were exploring. Full story...
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Whale of a weekend at NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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videoDive into the mysterious world of whales and dolphins as the North Carolina aquarium at fort fisher hosts the second annual whale of a weekend. Kids and adults of all ages were exploring the tales of these big mammals, and discovering how they survive and thrive just off our coast. Full story...
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Experts: 'Mary Lee' not likely a threat for triathlon swimmers

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videoA great white shark is again making a big splash off our coast. Mary Lee has become a local celebrity of sorts. The 16-foot, 3,500-pound great white is back again swimming along our coast giving those who see her quite the encounter. Full story...
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'HallowGREEN' tips from Fort Fisher Aquarium

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videoFort Fisher Aquarium is reminding area residents that Halloween can be a scary time for marine life. You may not realize it, but the choices you make when it comes to costumes, candy and decorations could negatively impact your favorite fish and other ocean creatures. Full story...
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Hands-on learning at Fort Fisher

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videoThe NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened a new bamboo shark exhibit earlier this month. Children and adults can now touch baby sharks. The touch pool features two species of baby bamboo sharks. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Hermit Festival Sunday

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The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher and Common Sense Films hosts the festival to celebrate local legend, Robert E. Harrill, and commemorate his mysterious death four decades ago. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State considering privatizing aquariums, zoo

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video The state of North Carolina owns a zoo and three aquariums, including the one at Fort Fisher. That could change based on a recommendation coming next week. The state will make a recommendation on whether to privatize the aquariums and zoo. Full story...
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Santa takes pre-Christmas swim at aquarium

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While the elves prepare Rudolph and friends for their round-the-world journey, Santa snuck into the Fort Fisher Aquarium for a quick swim with some marine friends. Full story...
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Necropsy done on whale washed up on Carolina Beach

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video Crowds lined Carolna Beach today to catch a glimpse of a 15-foot whale that washed up last night. Now scientists are trying to figure out what happened to it. Full story...
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Shark study shows that interactions between humans and sharks are on the rise

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video A 2011 study on shark attacks by the International Shark Attack File suggests that interactions between humans and sharks are on the rise. Full story...
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Youngsters Trick-or-Treat with the fishes

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Hundreds of kids donned their best costumes and headed out for a night of spooky fun. They played games, saw some sea life and of course got their hands on as much candy as they could reel in. Full story...
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Carolina Beach moving forward on aquarium pier project

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It'll be a 1,000-foot long concrete pier complete with educational facilities and fish tanks. The town council approved plans last night to build the pier on Carolina Beach avenue north where the Surf Motel is now. Full story...
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Carolina Beach leaders meet with state lawmakers

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Politics was the main topic over breakfast this morning in Carolina Beach. Town Council met with state legislators to discuss future town projects. Full story...
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Children Hunt Alligator Eggs at Fort Fisher

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video It was a nice day for an egg hunt to be sure - but what about an alligator egg hunt? That was today's game at the Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Full story...
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