Conservation

Video of Local Bottlenose Dolphins Strand Feeding

Check out this fantastic video shot by Lowcountry photographer Kate Silvia. It was shot this summer off of Folly Beach, S.C. and shows some local bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) strand feeding! Strand feeding is a specialized style of feeding on fish that is observed in Charleston waters, as well as in other regions of South Carolina and Georgia.

Researchers that have documented this behavior have found that it is cooperative, meaning the dolphins work together […]

Ask Before You Order to Help End Illegal Shark Finning

Sharks are fascinating, yet often misunderstood. These captivating creatures have been portrayed in the media and pop culture as ferocious killers for years as a result of movies like “Jaws,” but the truth is that humans should be helping to protect them, not fear them. As top ocean predators, they play a vital role in our planet’s ecosystem and humans would be in serious trouble if sharks disappeared.

Over 100 million sharks are killed each […]

Make your Aquarium Event Zero Waste

We are constantly striving to find new ways to protect the environment with improved Green efforts. From the energy efficiency of our building to the sustainable seafood choices we make, caring for the planet is at the heart of everything we do at the Aquarium.

Whether you’re planning a swanky corporate soirée or your dream wedding, you can feel good about protecting the environment while you celebrate your event at the Aquarium! Our Events Team […]

Two Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Return to the Wild

Two endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are back in the wild after successful rehabilitation by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. The juvenile sea turtles, Prescott and Kingsbury, were part of a mass stranding event in New England in November 2014 where more than 1,000 sea turtles were found near death from hypothermia after a severe cold front hit the area. The two were flown to Georgia, along with several other sea […]

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