Recent Strandings and Releases Highlight Sea Turtle Season

May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm |  View Release

(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

The Stranding Response Team will Release a Rehabilitated Seal

May 15, 2015 | 9:35 am |  View Release

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 Aquarium Receives Grant for Sea Turtle Education

May 1, 2015 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(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