Press Releases

Amelia Now Swimming the Warm Waters of the Atlantic Ocean

South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Releases 135th Rescued Sea Turtle
CHARLESTON, S.C. — June 9, 2014— It is a happy ending for a small sea turtle found lifeless in a Lowcountry saltmarsh. This past January a family found Amelia, a 10-pound juvenile green sea turtle, cold and lethargic in a marsh on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The family jumped into action and called the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources [...]

June is Member Month at the South Carolina Aquarium!

Enjoy 365 Days of Fun, Exclusive Events, Exhibit Previews, Freebies, and More!

CHARLESTON, S.C. — June 1, 2014 — With Shark Week just around the corner, it’s never been a better time to become a member of the South Carolina Aquarium. June is Member Month, and every Saturday, member children visiting the Aquarium receive a special prize (while supplies last), and every time a member visits in June, they will be entered into a contest [...]

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. [...]

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