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Green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Bailey Island, Edisto, SC
Arrival Date: 08/31/2014
Weight: 15.1 kg (~33 lb.)
The week prior to Labor Day 2014, we admitted to the hospital three sea turtles with severe boat strike wounds to the face and beak: this green sea turtle we’ve named “Bailey, a loggerhead currently undergoing treatment named “McAdoo,” and a Kemp’s ridley with catastrophic wounds. These cases are often frustrating due to the severity of the facial wounds […]
Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: 3rd Avenue South on Myrtle Beach, SC
Arrival Date: 08/26/2014
Weight: 22.8 kg (~50 lb.)
On August 26th, a petite juvenile loggerhead stranded near 3rd Avenue South on Myrtle Beach. Not only did this turtle have boat strike wounds to the head that appeared about a month old but, to add insult to injury, the right front flipper had been considerably shortened by a predatory fish. Based on the semicircle of […]
Labor Day weekend turned out to be an incredibly busy time for the Sea Turtle Rescue team! For only the second time in our history, we admitted three stranded sea turtles in one day on Sunday, August 31st. All three were victims of negative human impacts.
Barb Gobien and Barb Bergwerf, permitted Sea Turtle Rescue volunteers, arrived with our first patient at 1:45 Sunday afternoon. Weighing 33 pounds, this juvenile green from Edisto was twice […]
Join the South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Initiative and The Granary for the next Sustainable Seafood Dinner taking place Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Executive Chef Brannon Florie has created the four-course meal featuring fresh sustainable seafood that honors the bounty of the Lowcountry.
Seafood charcuterie featuring wreckfish rillettes, pastrami cured salmon, cobia bologna, shrimp mousse, grain mustard, house pickles and sourdough bread paired with Palmetto Lager.
Vermillion snapper Carpaccio with pickled mustard seeds, […]