Join us tomorrow (Friday, June 20) at 9am as the North Carolina Aquarium releases 5 juvenile green sea turtles back into the ocean in Frisco! These turtles were all cold-stunned this winter and are ready to be back in the ocean.
The North Carolina Aquarium is about to open a new 3,000 square foot STAR (Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation) Center as a space for volunteers and staff to care for sick and injured sea turtles. The most exciting part of the space is the fact that visitors are welcomed to get an up-close look at the care and rehabilitation in the viewing area which includes state-of-the-art cameras for detailed views of what’s going on. The center also includes a treatment room with a viewing window allowing visitors to watch more detailed procedures. The grand opening is Friday, June 27th and the public is encouraged to attend at noon that day for all the festivities!
If you’re on vacation, this sea turtle release is something you don’t want to miss! Click on this map for the specific location and driving directions: