World Turtle Celebration Kicks-off Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate Terrific Turtles from the Land, Streams and Sea

CHARLESTON, S.C. — May 19, 2014 — What better way to honor one of the most endearing and symbolic animals of America’s native wildlife than joining the South Carolina Aquarium for World Word Turtle Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 24-25, 2014.

Turtle-riffic activities include:
See may turtle species as you journey through more than 60 exhibits inside the Aquarium
Visit fun educational stations focusing [...]

Robust Redhorse

The robust redhorse is considered a modern mystery fish. The freshwater species once thrived, but over the past century its numbers have dwindled. Today, there are believed to be only about 60 adults of them in the Pee Dee River. 

A large, long-lived member of the redhorse sucker family, it gets its name from its thick body, rose-colored fins and fleshy lower lip. Adults can grow more than two-feet long, weigh close to 20 pounds, [...]

Atalaya

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Beachfront at Huntington Beach State Park

Arrival Date: 05/08/2014

Age: juvenile

Weight: 36 kg
Case History
A 36 kg juvenile loggerhead sea turtle was found stranded on the beach at Huntington Beach State Park in Georgetown County on Thursday, May 8. The turtle was delivered during the Aquarium’s annual Environmental Stewardship Awards Gala which makes the third year in a row that a stranding was admitted during this big event! Named Atalaya after Atalaya [...]

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    Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Experts Moderate Trash Fish Dinner

Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Experts Moderate Trash Fish Dinner

Support our oceans and fisheries with an evening of the best seafood you’ve never tried!
Charleston’s first ever Trash Fish Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Since early 2013, Chefs Collaborative has been holding Trash Fish Dinners around the country to bring attention to undervalued and underutilized species of fish. From scup to Asian carp, dogfish to lionfish, by encouraging chefs and diners to focus on [...]

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