November 20, 2018

Aquarium welcomes new animals

Move-in took place in recent weeks. First, the baby bonnethead sharks (Syphyrna tiburo) joined a variety of rays already living in the exhibit. The shark siblings, all female, were born at the aquarium in September. Their mother can be seen swimming in the Cape Fear Shoals exhibit.

Next, a yearling green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) joined the bonnethead pups. This animal hatched from eggs found in a late-laid nest in Emerald Isle and arrived at the aquarium in December 2010.

The turtle initially weighed one ounce and measured 2.28 inches. Now significantly larger, the yearling will help educate visitors about the