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Last Chance to Visit Jersey in the Sea Turtle Hospital Before November 19
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nov. 7, 2014 — A young loggerhead sea turtle treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, is about to earn some major frequent flyer miles. Jersey will fly to his/her permanent new home at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, on Nov. 19, 2014.
Jersey was found in September 2013, caught in […]
Name: Jen Skoy
With the South Carolina Aquarium since since 2009
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a marine biologist.
I work at the Aquarium because I love the ocean, and I love being able to care for some of its amazing creatures.
My day starts with a Diet Mountain Dew while I walk through the Aquarium, checking on my animals and tanks.
If I could be any fish in the Aquarium, I would […]
Local Catch on Tap for Four-course Sustainable Seafood Dinner
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Oct. 22, 2014 — Local oysters are back in season and on the menu for the first South Carolina Good Catch dinner at Fleet Landing Restaurant. Executive Chef Drew Hedlund’s four-course dinner, with wine pairings, kicks-off with some delectable Lady’s Island Oysters. The dinner, which is the first in the Good Catch dinner series, is taking place Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m.
Green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: C.C. Haig, Jr. Boat Landing, Pinckney Island, SC
Arrival Date: 10/05/2014
Weight: 4.2 kg (~9 lb.)
We admitted a very interesting case on Sunday night: a small green sea turtle caught on hook-and-line. Sea turtle interactions with recreational fisheries are certainly not uncommon, and we’ve removed so many circle and J-hooks from sea turtles over the years that our veterinarian is very adept at the process. However, our hook-and-line patients are […]