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The North Carolina Coast Sights

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Updated 10/10/2012

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The oceanfront aquarium features a 235,000-gallon saltwater tank that's home to sharks, stingrays, and the most recent additions, a Goliath grouper and green moray eel. Twice a day, scuba divers enter the multistory tank and answer questions from the onlookers. Other exhibits feature creatures of the deep from every undersea corner of the earth. There's a touch tank, a tank with glowing jellyfish, an albino alligator, and turtle ponds. Kids love the life-size replica of

a megladon shark, complete with fossilized teeth found in North Carolina.

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900 Loggerhead Rd., off U.S. 421, Kure Beach, North Carolina, 28449, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 10/10/2012


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