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Fort Fisher Aquarium
Submitted by Helen Holt on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:00pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sun, 06/08/2014 - 11:17pm.READ MORE:
The 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...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Sun, 03/02/2014 - 7:36pm.READ MORE:
Dive 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...
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 5:25pm.READ MORE:
A 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...
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:48am.READ MORE:
Fort 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...
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 9:16am.READ MORE:
The 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...
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 10:55am.READ MORE:
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 6:19pm.READ MORE:
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...
Submitted by IE on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 4:04pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 5:03pm.READ MORE:
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...