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Three Sharks Join the Deepest Tank in North America

The South Carolina Aquarium Adds Three Male Nurse Sharks to the Great Ocean Tank

CHARLESTON, S.C. — May 23, 2014 — Today a team of more than 15 South Carolina Aquarium staff moved three large male nurse sharks into the Aquarium’s 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. Two of the sharks are 7-feet long and weigh approximately 200 pounds, the third shark is nine-feet long and weighs approximately 250 pounds. They join 750 animals in [...]

Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Michael’s on the Alley

Venture to Upper King’s Historic District to Wine and Dine at the Next Sustainable Seafood Dinner

CHARLESTON, S.C. — May 27, 2014 —Upscale dining with inventive fresh cooking is on the menu for the next South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Dinner taking place at one of Charleston’s newest restaurants, Michael’s On The Alley, a classic steakhouse. The unique dinner, taking place June 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., pairs delicious sustainable seafood with carefully selected wines. [...]

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 [...]

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    Eddie, a Green Sea Turtle, Taking Flight to the Lone Star State

Eddie, a Green Sea Turtle, Taking Flight to the Lone Star State

Green Sea Turtle Eddie Finds New Home at Sea Life Aquarium
CHARLESTON, S.C. — May 12, 2014 — A Threatened sea turtle found floating off the coast of South Carolina more than a year ago is getting a second chance at life.  Eddie, a juvenile green sea turtle treated at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, can never be released back into the wild due to a buoyancy problem.  Eddie is taking [...]

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