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Sea Turtles Return to the Deep Blue Sea on World Oceans Day

Loggerheads and Green Sea Turtle Treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program

CHARLESTON, S.C. — June 8, 2015 — Three sea turtles, including two loggerheads and one green, are once again swimming the open ocean after successful treatment by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Buck, McAdoo and Bohicket were released today, World Oceans Day, at the Isle of Palms County Park, S.C. This release marks 166 threatened and endangered […]

World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

June 8 is World Oceans Day. The 2015 theme for this UN-recognized day of ocean celebration is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet. Taking action to protect the ocean is vital to creating a healthy and sustainable environment for future generations because no matter where you live, everyone’s health directly depends on a clean, productive ocean.

We strive to connect people with water, wildlife and wild places in an effort in inspire conservation of animals and the natural world. […]

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Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Fishing Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park, SC

Arrival Date: 05/28/2015

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 31.6 kg (~70 lb.)
Case History
This thin loggerhead was apparently in search of easy prey in the form of bait at Myrtle Beach State Park’s (MBSP) fishing pier. Fishermen at the pier gently brought this turtle up with a large net once they realized it wasn’t a fish they had hooked. Luckily, these fishermen left a couple of feet of line […]

Pointer

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: In-Water Rescue at Bay Point, SC

Arrival Date: 05/28/2015

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 28.88 kg (~64 lb.)
Case History
This 28.88 kg juvenile loggerhead was rescued May 28th by SC Department of Natural Resources staff, who discovered this clearly ill loggerhead in the water at Bay Point. Named “Pointer,” this turtle also has an older partial amputation of her right front flipper. Her prognosis is fair and, assuming she recovers, s/he will have no problems surviving […]

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