Most Active Stories
- CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center Partnering with DPAC, Carolina Theatre, and Local Arts Venues
- Wilmington Family YMCA Changes Background Check Policy for Volunteers After Gallagher's Arrest
- Cape Fear Chordsmen are Going to the Dawgs
- BOEM says Shrinking Buffer Zone for Offshore Oil and Gas Not Possible
- NC Legislature Considers Foster Care Family Act
Tue June 13, 2006
Life on the Rocks - North Carolina's Only Tidepools
By Megan V. Williams
Carolina Beach, NC – To be honest, the outcrop doesn't look like much. From the shore, it's just a flat crumble of stone, carpeted with tiny mussels and neon green sea lettuce. And that's what's visible at low tide; at high tide, everything's underwater. But this isn't some failed breakwater or old dump. These rocks make up the only tide pools along the Carolina coast, and provide a natural supply point for the Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Members of the education staff spent a recent afternoon getting reacquainted with the rocks before they start bringing summer campers to them... and picked up a few things for the Aquarium's touch-tank along the way. These are their voices...
You can find out more about the Aquarium at Fort Fisher at their website.