Virginia Aquarium Media Advisory

August 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm

WHAT:
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release three rehabilitated turtles that were hooked by recreational fishermen.
WHO:
This year's naming theme for rehab patients at the Aquarium is "heroes and villains." The sex of each young turtle is yet to be determined.
Ursula, a Kemp's ridley which is th... Read More

Fall Virginia Aquarium Happenings

August 11, 2014 | 4:30 pm |  View Release

NEW CHANGING EXHIBIT
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD
MR. POTATO HEAD needs you to join his tater team for some fun, and educational expeditions at the Virginia Aquarium. Opening October 18, the Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD is an exciting hands-on traveling exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in collaboration wit... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Foundation Announces New Board Members

August 1, 2014 | 3:30 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) – The following new members to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation Board of Trustees were recently announced. They include: Kevin P. Furey, CRPC®, Resident Director and Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch; Andrew C. Hodge, PNC Bank, Senior Vice President, Commercial Group Manager; Rob Nicholson,... Read More

Voldemort is Back!

July 8, 2014 | 5:00 pm |  View Release

Voldemort is Back!

(Virginia Beach, VA) – “Voldemort,” a Kemps ridley sea turtle, is back at the Virginia Aquarium Marine Animal Care Center, after being released last Wednesday. The turtle had a short term stay after being hooked the weekend before at Buckroe Fishing Pier in Hampton. Last Saturday, the turtle wasn’t as lucky. Voldemort was hooked at the Na... Read More

The Virginia Aquarium Is Excellent – Officially!

July 2, 2014 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

The Virginia Aquarium Is Excellent – Officially!

(Virginia Beach, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center was recently awarded The Certificate of Excellence, from TripAdvisor. This award is given annually to businesses that consistently receive top ratings over the past year through TripAdvisor.com.  TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site that uses traveler feedb... Read More

Media Coverage on Dolphin Crisis Wins Award

July 1, 2014 | 1:28 pm |  View Release

Media Coverage on Dolphin Crisis Wins Award

(Virginia Beach, VA) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center was recently awarded a First Place 2014 Pinnacle Award by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hampton Roads Chapter for its program “A Crisis Response to the Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event.” The award was accepted by the Aquarium’s Public Relations Manage... Read More

Rehabilitated Kemp’s Ridley Release

June 24, 2014 | 2:46 pm

Rehabilitated Kemp’s Ridley Release

VIRGINIA AQUARIUM MEDIA ADVISORY
WHAT:
The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team will release a rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtle.
WHO:
“Shredder” was accidentally hooked by a recreational fisherman off the Little Island Fishing Pier in Sandbridge on May 23. Although the hook was removed at the Aquarium’s Marine Anima... Read More

Farewell to Hermes!

June 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm

Farewell to Hermes!

(Virginia Beach, VA) – Last Friday, members of the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team released a loggerhead sea turtle off the coast by boat. Its name and special transmitter is what makes this release unique.
After several days of reports at different locations near Lynnhaven Inlet, this loggerhead sea turtle stranded in Virgi... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Earns Accreditation by AMMPA

May 22, 2014 | 9:00 pm |  View Release

Virginia Aquarium Earns Accreditation by AMMPA

(Virginia Beach, VA) - The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center has earned accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), an international organization representing the greatest body of professional expertise and knowledge regarding marine mammal care and veterinary medicine.
Only marine life park... Read More

Virginia Aquarium Summer Happenings 2014

May 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

New Changing Exhibit
Washed Ashore: Ocean Awareness Through Art, June 7 - September 28
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will be the first venue on the East Coast to host Washed Ashore: Ocean Awareness Through Art. This exhibit which runs from June 7 – September 28, uses giant sea life sculptures made entirely of mar... Read More