Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Sea Turtles Return to the Deep Blue Sea on World Oceans Day

Loggerheads and Green Sea Turtle Treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program

CHARLESTON, S.C. — June 8, 2015 — Three sea turtles, including two loggerheads and one green, are once again swimming the open ocean after successful treatment by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Buck, McAdoo and Bohicket were released today, World Oceans Day, at the Isle of Palms County Park, S.C. This release marks 166 threatened and endangered […]

Ranger

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Fishing Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park, SC

Arrival Date: 05/28/2015

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 31.6 kg (~70 lb.)
Case History
This thin loggerhead was apparently in search of easy prey in the form of bait at Myrtle Beach State Park’s (MBSP) fishing pier. Fishermen at the pier gently brought this turtle up with a large net once they realized it wasn’t a fish they had hooked. Luckily, these fishermen left a couple of feet of line […]

Pointer

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: In-Water Rescue at Bay Point, SC

Arrival Date: 05/28/2015

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 28.88 kg (~64 lb.)
Case History
This 28.88 kg juvenile loggerhead was rescued May 28th by SC Department of Natural Resources staff, who discovered this clearly ill loggerhead in the water at Bay Point. Named “Pointer,” this turtle also has an older partial amputation of her right front flipper. Her prognosis is fair and, assuming she recovers, s/he will have no problems surviving […]

Edings

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Edingsville Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 05/27/2015

Age: Sub-adult

Weight: 47.52 kg (~105 lb.)
Case History
Named in honor of his stranding location, this sub-adult loggerhead was found stranded on the NE end of Edingsville Beach by a caring couple who recognized the importance of reporting the stranding to the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). SCDNR monitors and responds to a 24-hour hotline number (800.922.5431) that the public is encouraged to use to report both […]

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