Staff Favorite Komodo Dragon Undergoes Emergency Surgery

May 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) – One of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's beloved Komodo dragons, Jude, received an emergency surgical procedure to remove her reproductive tract on Tuesday, May 24. She made it through surgery successfully, and has returned to the Aquarium to recuperate. Staff remains cautiously optimistic about he... Read More

Record Breaking Day Shows Program Success, Funding Shortfall

May 16, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) In only the beginning of its second full season, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Stranding Response Pier Partners Program saw a record number of hooked turtles come in on Sunday, May 15.
Fishers at local piers hooked six of the most endangered sea turtles, Kemp's ridley, and the Aquarium Stranding ... Read More

“Sage,” “Basil,” and “Nutmeg” Add Spice to Sea Turtle Season

May 11, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) “Basil” has a short road to recovery after being hooked by a recreational angler, but with sea turtles returning to our waters through their seasonal migration, this will not be an isolated incident.
“Basil,” a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, was accidentally hooked at Virginia Beach Fishing Pier on Monday, May 9. Kemp’s ri... Read More

Sensible Kolsch Heralds Sensible Seafood Week’s Arrival

May 3, 2016 | 12:00 pm |  View Release

(Virginia Beach, VA) Virginia's seafood industry is the third largest in the country, making sustainability imperative. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's Sensible Seafood™ Program aims to protect our oceans by supporting sustainable fisheries. To celebrate, and introduce, these sustainable alternatives to consumers, the ... Read More