150 Sea Turtles Released as Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Six Sea Turtles Set to Return to the Atlantic Ocean February 10

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Feb. 9, 2015 — It has been a busy 15 years for the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program; tomorrow marks the 150th sea turtle to be released by the Aquarium’s cornerstone conservation program. Six sea turtles including five Kemp’s ridleys and one green sea turtle will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, […]

The First Good Catch Dinner of 2015 at The Islander

This year’s first Good Catch Dinner is February 26 at The Islander on Daniel Island. Join us for an evening of  sustainable cuisine in a casual, tropic atmosphere. Executive Chef John Whisenant will prepare a four-course menu highlighting fresh, sustainable seafood, and Good Catch Coordinator Shelley Dearhart will share what you can do to make sustainable choices.

Offerings Include:

Local Ace Blade Oysters with Yuzu, Cucumber and Fresno Chile Salsa
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Chipotle Shrimp and Avocado Lettuce Wraps […]

Homeschool Explorers Club: Fish

The Aquarium’s third Homeschool Explorers Club went swimmingly on Wednesday, January 14. Students of all ages learned about fish with interactive activities such as a fish-themed scavenger hunt, a dive show and feeding in the Great Ocean Tank, and a special shark talk with Aquarist Jen Skoy.

Education stations around the Aquarium gave students the opportunity to learn through hands-on activities and speak with Aquarium educators. Using a dichotomous key, students identified fish in the tallest […]


Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Barnstable, MA

Arrival Date: 12/10/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 1.98 kg
Case History
Boston is one of four sea turtles transferred from the New England Aquarium (NEAq) to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital on December 10, 2014. This was the second group of cold stuns admitted into the hospital this winter, bringing the total transferred to 19. This Kemp’s ridley was one of more than a thousand sea turtles afflicted with severe hypothermia […]

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