Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Endangered Sea Turtles Set For Release Today

Rehabilitation at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Saves Four Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mar. 6, 2015 — Four sea turtles have been successfully rehabilitated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program and are ready to return to the wild. The turtles, all Kemp’s ridleys, the most endangered of the sea turtle species, are being released this afternoon at Cape Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville, Fla. A representative […]

150 Sea Turtles Released as Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Six Sea Turtles Set to Return to the Atlantic Ocean February 10

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Feb. 9, 2015 — It has been a busy 15 years for the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program; tomorrow marks the 150th sea turtle to be released by the Aquarium’s cornerstone conservation program. Six sea turtles including five Kemp’s ridleys and one green sea turtle will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, […]

Boston

Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Barnstable, MA

Arrival Date: 12/10/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 1.98 kg
Case History
Boston is one of four sea turtles transferred from the New England Aquarium (NEAq) to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital on December 10, 2014. This was the second group of cold stuns admitted into the hospital this winter, bringing the total transferred to 19. This Kemp’s ridley was one of more than a thousand sea turtles afflicted with severe hypothermia […]

Prescott

Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Wellfleet, MA

Arrival Date: 12/10/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 2.42 kg
Case History
Prescott is one of four sea turtles transferred from the New England Aquarium (NEAq) to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital on December 10, 2014. This was the second group of cold stuns admitted into the hospital this winter, bringing the total transferred to 19. This Kemp’s ridley was one of more than a thousand sea turtles afflicted with severe hypothermia […]

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