Conservation

Celebrate World Turtle Day® with the Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium is celebrating World Turtle Day® on Saturday, May 23!

The annual observance was established by the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all tortoise and turtle species. World Turtle Day®  aims to celebrate and protect these reptiles and their disappearing habitats around the world.

We celebrate and protect turtles every day at the Aquarium. To help ensure that sea turtles have a future in our oceans, our […]

Imagine a world without sea turtles…

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is shedding light on the profound impact that animal extinction has on all of us with a new conservation initiative, Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE).  In an effort to raise awareness about endangered animals and the work being done to prevent extinction, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums all over the country are asking our visitors to consider what it would be like if we were never be able […]

10 Easy Tips to Go Green This Holiday Season!

Parties, presents, cookies, oh my! This holiday season, follow these ten easy steps to help reduce waste and consider the environment during your winter festivities.

Twinkle lights are beautiful this time of year. Help save electricity by turning off or unplugging lights during the day. Take your conservation commitment a step further by trading in old lights for energy-efficient LED lights!

Shopping, shopping, and more shopping.  Whether you’re buying groceries or looking for the perfect gift […]

One of the World’s Most Venomous Saltwater Fish is Going on Display

Creating a lionfish experience
It is the first time in Aquarium history that an exhibit has been created solely for lionfish. Creating the exhibit takes approximately three days and the main habitat for the fish, the artificial reef inside the exhibit, was created by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ artificial reef program. The artificial reef is made out of concrete and mirrors what lionfish would call home in the wild, a coral reef […]

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