Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life as we raise it for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall.
The guest sea turtle is here at The Maritime Aquarium as part of a loan program of the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, whose staff and volunteers inspect turtle nests on beaches to look for “stragglers” – newly hatched turtles that, for various reasons, didn’t make it out of nests. These young turtles are rescued and then raised for a year at loan institutions, before being returned to North Carolina the following fall for release into the Gulf Stream.
The votes are in ... our baby sea turtle has been named "Squirt!"