🦈What's your favorite shark? There are over 500 shark species and new ones are being discovered all the time. The Chondrichthyes, or cartilaginous fish, include sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras. Do you see one here that's new to you?

🦈What's your favorite shark? There are over 500 shark species and new ones are being discovered all the time. The Chondrichthyes, or... See More

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Today we're shining the #PollinatorWeek spotlight on solitary wasps! These beneficial bugs provide an important service - they snack on many of the insects we consider to be garden pests.
Solitary wasps, such as the thread-waisted wasp and scoliid wasp, build nests in a variety of... See More

Today we're shining the #PollinatorWeek spotlight on solitary wasps! These beneficial bugs provide an important service - they snack on many... See More

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Today is WorldSeaTurtleDay Let’s celebrate these marine reptiles who travel the world's oceans helping maintain a balance in marine ecosystems. We can help tip the scales in a positive direction for their survival as all sea turtle species are threatened, endangered, or vulnerable.
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Today is WorldSeaTurtleDay Let’s celebrate these marine reptiles who travel the world's oceans helping maintain a balance in marine... See More

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The North Carolina Aquariums are studying the movements of sand tiger sharks off the state’s coast. Acoustic receivers placed at Cape Hatteras shipwreck sites by our scientific divers collect information about tagged marine species, including sand tiger sharks.
When the receivers are... See More

The North Carolina Aquariums are studying the movements of sand tiger sharks off the state’s coast. Acoustic receivers placed at Cape Hatteras... See More

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The North Carolina Aquariums are in the running for best aquarium! The aquariums are asking for visitor support by going online and voting on the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. Vote once per day for your favorite until voting ends on Monday, May 24 at noon ET

The North Carolina Aquariums are in the running for best aquarium! The aquariums are asking for visitor support by going online and voting on the... See More

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A Cooper's hawk decided the purple martin house was a nice spot to take in the scenery, or possibly look for a snack, as their diet consists mainly of birds.
Our exhibits tech Rick was lucky to see this feathery friend, and even luckier to have it stay put long enough for him to grab... See More

A Cooper's hawk decided the purple martin house was a nice spot to take in the scenery, or possibly look for a snack, as their diet consists... See More

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🐛Nothing to be scared of here! These tent caterpillars are an important part of our ecosystem and have some amazing adaptations. Tents like this appear mostly on black cherry trees in April, and are a vital food source for nesting and migratory birds who are dependent on caterpillars to feed... See More

🐛Nothing to be scared of here! These tent caterpillars are an important part of our ecosystem and have some amazing adaptations. Tents like this... See More

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Deck the halls! Our horticulture team recently pruned the juniper and hollies near the main entrance. The trimmings were offered up to staff who wanted to add a touch of nature to their holiday décor. What can you reuse to be festive this time of year?

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