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Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Edisto Beach State Park Environmental Learning Center fishing pier

Arrival Date: 06/05/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 4.8 kg (~11 lb.)
Case History
A fisherman at Edisto Beach State Park captured this small juvenile Kemp’s ridley on hook-and-line, an occurrence which is becoming more common as recent Kemp’s ridley population increases have brought more small juveniles into South Carolina’s coastal waters. This conscientious fisherman immediately sought help from State Park staff as the [...]

Show us your #FishFace, Shannon!

Name: Shannon Howard

Occupation: Senior Biologist

With the South Carolina Aquarium since 2003 as a volunteer and 2005 as a staff member

Hometown: Ottawa, Ohio

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an environmentalist. I was always outside and wanted to save the planet.

I work at the Aquarium because I’m a huge supporter of its mission. I’m so proud to be part of an organization that’s working toward making the world a better place for us, [...]

Amelia Now Swimming the Warm Waters of the Atlantic Ocean

South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Releases 135th Rescued Sea Turtle
CHARLESTON, S.C. — June 9, 2014— It is a happy ending for a small sea turtle found lifeless in a Lowcountry saltmarsh. This past January a family found Amelia, a 10-pound juvenile green sea turtle, cold and lethargic in a marsh on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The family jumped into action and called the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources [...]

Mitchel

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Hilton Head Island

Arrival Date: 05/14/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 28.4 kg
Case History
The third sea turtle to strand alive this past week was found near Hilton Head Island, a location where a significant number of our sea turtle hospital patients have been rescued from over the past decade. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources transported this juvenile loggerhead to our Sea Turtle Hospital, where SCA staff were ready and waiting [...]

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