The South Carolina Aquarium saved the life of Price, a severely debilitated loggerhead that stranded in early May, but with a diagnosis of severe bilateral cataracts, it would take someone else to save his/her future. The blind turtle would not have a chance of surviving in the wild without greater intervention, and that came on Monday, September 28 when Dr. Anne Cook and her staff at Animal Eye Care of the Lowcountry performed cataract surgery […]
The recent rash of nuisance flooding has not only brought headaches for downtown residents and commuters, but also marine debris. Marine debris—also known as litter, is human-created waste found in oceans and waterways. During the past few days we’ve experienced the excessive flooding—and an increase in marine debris on beaches located next to the Aquarium.
In fact—in just one day we collected more than 16-pounds of litter on the beach located to the left of […]
This past week our region experienced the highest tide in six years, driving home the name our area is known for — the Lowcountry. This nuisance flooding is only going to get worse as sea levels rise, and combined with other factors such as a strong tidal pull and tropical depressions off the coast, it will continue to have an effect on the Charleston area, underscoring the importance of combating the rising tide sooner than […]
To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the Homeschool Explorers Club convened on September 16 to learn about Helping Habitats. The Aquarium’s team of education instructors assembled a full schedule of activities to keep students engaged both inside and outside the Aquarium.
The young learners visited four educational stations throughout the Aquarium, learning how to identify, explore, help and create habitats in the process. At the identification station, the students matched animals to the habitats […]