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Update on Yawkey the Leatherback Sea Turtle

Yawkey, a 500-pound leatherback sea turtle being treated in the Sea Turtle Hospital is showing improvements and is expected to return to the wild within the next two days. The immature turtle was found stranded on Yawkey South Island Reserve near Georgetown, S.C. on Saturday, March 7.

March 10, 2015 updates:

Yawkey has no external wounds. Sea turtles don’t strand unless they have a medical issue and Sea Turtle Hospital staff remain unsure of why s/he […]

Sea Turtle Hospital Admits One of the Largest Reptiles in the World, First in State’s History

500-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Receiving Treatment at South Carolina Aquarium

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 9, 2015) – For the first time in South Carolina, a live leatherback sea turtle washed ashore and was admitted to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital. The turtle, found stranded on Yawkey South Island Reserve near Georgetown, S.C. Saturday, March 7, is one of the few live leatherback strandings reported in the United States.

The juvenile sea turtle, estimated to weigh 500 […]

Endangered Sea Turtles Set For Release Today

Rehabilitation at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Saves Four Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mar. 6, 2015 — Four sea turtles have been successfully rehabilitated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program and are ready to return to the wild. The turtles, all Kemp’s ridleys, the most endangered of the sea turtle species, are being released this afternoon at Cape Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Fla. A representative […]

SALT at Station 22: A Good Catch Dinner

Are you ready for warm spring days on open-air patios next to the beach? Join us Monday, March 30, at SALT at Station 22 as Executive Chef Charles Arena prepares a six-course dinner with wine pairings featuring sustainable seafood. Good Catch Coordinator Shelley Dearhart will tell you more about how you can make responsible choices when ordering seafood. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $55 each plus tax and gratuity. Get yours today […]

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