Small Fish, Big Impact

Choosing small, less common species may help replenish the ocean’s fish populations.

A recent New Yorker article by John Donohue, The Case for Eating Small Fish, highlights one aspect of the urgent need for a shift in the worldwide seafood supply and demand chain. A potential approach we can take to reduce overfishing? Choosing forage fish when ordering at a restaurant or grocery store.

Small fish, also known as forage fish, such as herring, mackerel and […]

August 5 is National Oyster Day!

In celebration of National Oyster Day, we are highlighting the ways that these sustainable and nutritious bivalves benefit the ocean!

• Oysters have a low impact on the ocean – they do not require additional ocean resources to feed. They filter-feed on tiny particles including phytoplankton and organic matter already found in the water.

• Not only do oysters require very little ocean resources, they actually improve the quality of the water! An oyster can filter […]

Make your Aquarium Event Zero Waste

We are constantly striving to find new ways to protect the environment with improved Green efforts. From the energy efficiency of our building to the sustainable seafood choices we make, caring for the planet is at the heart of everything we do at the Aquarium.

Whether you’re planning a swanky corporate soirée or your dream wedding, you can feel good about protecting the environment while you celebrate your event at the Aquarium! Our Events Team […]

Two Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Return to the Wild

Two endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are back in the wild after successful rehabilitation by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. The juvenile sea turtles, Prescott and Kingsbury, were part of a mass stranding event in New England in November 2014 where more than 1,000 sea turtles were found near death from hypothermia after a severe cold front hit the area. The two were flown to Georgia, along with several other sea […]

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