The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has begun a sea turtle nesting monitoring program with funding assistance from Dominion Foundation.
As part of the program, trained volunteers and staff will undertake daily morning beach patrols, actively monitoring and documenting evidence that a sea turtle has nested. If a nesting site ... Read More
VIRGINIA AQUARIUM SEA ADVENTURES
Ocean Collections Sea Adventure
The Atlantic Explorer, a 65-foot catamaran, departs from the Aquarium dock every Wednesday, June 24 – September 2 at 1p.m. This 75 minute cruise, led by Aquarium educators, allows participants to collect and observe a variety of local fish and invertebrates up close and ... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) – In the past month, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team has rescued several hooked sea turtles and one entangled turtle from local waters. This indicates that sea turtles have begun their seasonal migration. Since Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, the Stranding Response Team is asking reside... Read More
VIRGINIA AQUARIUM MEDIA ADVISORY
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release a rehabilitated seal.
Beetle (think this year’s car make/model naming theme) is a young, female grey seal that was rescued April 10 from the shores of Corova, NC. She was treated for malnutrition and dehydration w... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center received a $7,500 grant from the AGL Resources Foundation for the Sea Turtle Science Program. Accepting the check from AGL Resources Director of External Affairs George Faatz is Jovonne Vrechek, Virginia Aquarium Grant Specialist.
The Sea Turtle Science Program wil... Read More
Military Sundays and Mondays
Since May is National Military Appreciation Month the Virginia Aquarium will honor active duty military personnel, immediate family members, and retired military with half priced admission on Sundays and Mondays in May. A valid military ID must be presented.
Catch The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD While You... Read More
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – It is with great sadness that the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center announces the death of one of its beloved seals. Phoca, a 27 year-old male harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), was humanely euthanized this morning after failing to recover from an endoscopic examination that was required to detect why he was... Read More
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team rescued a "snow seal" last Friday from the shores of Corova, NC. Like humans who winter over in warmer climates and in spring return to northern homes, seals are migrating north. Sometimes these seals stop on local beaches to rest. And sometimes they are too ti... Read More
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – Last month, Caryl Thompson joined the City of Virginia Beach Department of Museums as the marketing and public relations director. As such she will serve both the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the History Museums.
Thompson has over 20 years of experience as a City of Virginia Beac... Read More
(Virginia Beach, VA) – Yesterday, the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team released 12 lucky sea turtles off the coast of North Carolina into warmer waters. They were fortunate because they were rescued by concerned citizens, cared for by dedicated aquarium staff and volunteers, and released after a full recovery. Here are their stor... Read More