Loggerhead Odyssey at the Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (there are three other sites at Roanoke Island, Fort Fisher, and Jennette’s Pier) will be featuring loggerhead sea turtles this summer.

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Picture credit: Brian Gratwicke

The Aquarium has finished renovating the Loggerhead Odyssey exhibit and will be highlighting the turtles this summer. There  is more planned than just the exhibits inside the Aquarium as well including watching a turtle hatch on a North Carolina beach and crawl to the ocean. There will also be an opportunity to get up close and personal with a hatchling that’s being rehabilitated at the Aquarium.

The Aquarium’s exhibits will allow you to step into an immersive deep sea setting to learn more about sea turtles: how far they travel, the huge threats they face, and so on.

Aquarium-layout Image credit: North Carolina Aquarium.

The biggest treat to the turtles is plastic pollution. The Flying Catnap is an enthusiastic supporter of the Museum’s challenge to go a day without disposable plastics as one small act to help save sea turtles.

The younger folk will enjoy a stop at Caretta’s Cove for a chance to talk with a  spunky Southern female loggerhead, named Caretta. The charming and beautiful, forever 29-year-old (digital puppet) sea turtle will share her experiences and answer questions several times a day.


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