Charleston Art Gallery Supports the Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Through the support of generous community ambassadors, the Aquarium is able to raise vital funds to grow our education and conservation based programs. This Friday, February 6, the Martin Gallery is hosting a special fundraising event to support the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program.
Featured artist Leo E. Osborne will be at the gallery to meet with guests and share the story behind his art exhibition, The Ripple Effect. From 5:00 – 8:00 […]


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

Arrival Date: 12/10/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 1.8 kg
Case History
Beech 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 […]

Good Catch Oyster Fest

The South Carolina Aquarium will host its first-ever Good Catch Oyster Fest, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Beginning at 6 p.m., the evening highlights fresh hand-selected oysters, locally brewed beer, live music, and delicious food by local restaurants. All at the best event venue in Charleston with an all-inclusive ticket special of $35 through Jan. 21.


The Good Catch Oyster Fest features oysters responsibly farmed by Good Catch partner St. Jude Farms, right in the ACE […]

‘Tis the Sea-son to Share the Magic!

What better way to spread the magic of the holiday sea-son than by sharing our love of animals with the community? This month, with the help of some of our reptile residents and Pippen the barn owl, Aquarium team members brought the fun to our friends at the MUSC Children’s Hospital, Pattison’s Academy, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Windwood Farms. What a joy it was to spend time with such […]

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