Spanish hogfish look purple and yellow at the surface but the deeper they swim, the harder they are to see. This is because red and yellow light can't penetrate seawater below about 30 feet.
Today is World Water Day! The theme is wastewater. Join us in celebrating by reducing your shower time, refilling your reusable water bottle and being conscious of how much water you use for daily activities.

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This Wednesday is our last Toddler Time event of the season. Come celebrate oceans at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. March 22.
Happy spring equinox! Today we found some ducks basking in the sun.
It's never to early to start planning your summer! Registration for our popular summer camps will start at 6 a.m. on April 1.

Mark you calendars! Bookmark our website! Get ready to register for your child's hands on, feet wet, outdoor adventure! Summer day camps are for children and youths entering grades K-8.

All camps run Monday - Friday. Follow the link for more details. Save the link...
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North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores - Kids Camps
The weekend is the perfect time to relax and hang out with a friend on a peace lily.
The tail belongs to a hellbender. The hellbender is the largest aquatic salamander in the United States and one of the largest salamanders in the world. It absorbs most of its oxygen from the water through its skin and can live up to 30 years.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Did you wear green today?
Can you tell what animal belongs to this tail? Find out tomorrow at 8 p.m.!
Happy Pi Day (3.14) from angel fish, sandbar shark, horseshoe crab and octopus.

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Get Hooked is this Saturday! If you're interested in participating, be sure to register online!

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores - Get Hooked Fishing School
We have some stellar shots for you this week! Click "like" to vote for your favorite photo. Share your photo with your friends and family to garner more votes. The winner will be featured in future posts on our Twitter @ncaquariumatpks and Instagram @ncaquariumpks pages. Don't see your photo this week? Stay tuned and check back next Friday!
This is a vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise. Vaquitas live only in the Gulf of California. They’ve been in trouble for some time due to illegal fishing. Last year there were believed to be 60, now there are only 30. We need your help to save them! Please like, please share and please donate to help save this animal from certain extinction. All the money donated through the N.C. Aquarium...
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Saturday is Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents! Free with admission or membership. Visit our website for more details!

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Don't forget! Today at 3 p.m. there will be a Facebook Live event featuring lined seahorses!
Join us at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a Facebook Live event featuring seahorses. Come learn about lined seahorses, a North Carolina native species.
Sharks can hear sound under water for miles, detect odors within hundreds of yards, and sense pressure changes created by currents or movement up to 100 yards. However, their feeding is mainly dependent on vision, which is good for tens of yards, depending on water clarity.