Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Garden City, SC

Arrival Date: 06/07/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 32.4 kg (~72 lb.)
Case History
Emaciated, lethargic, and near death, this juvenile loggerhead stranded on the beach near Calhoun Street in Garden City. Local S.C.U.T.E. nesting beach volunteers assisted with the timely rescue and transport of this animal to our sea turtle hospital. Other than two old fish hooks embedded in the skin of the left front flipper and neck, this loggerhead [...]


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, [...]

Anesha Dookie

How was your first week as an intern?
17 June 2014: My first week as a High School Intern at the South Carolina Aquarium was interesting to say the least. Even though we had training classes prior to prepare us for this, there was nothing like the feeling on the first day when I arrived thirty minutes early and used my fob for the first time at the dock entrance. I was so [...]

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