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Sea Turtle Rescue Program
Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Buck Hall boat landing, McClellanville, SC
Arrival Date: 07/20/2014
Weight: 34.3 kg (~75 lb.)
This juvenile loggerhead was found lethargic and floating by Buck Hall boat landing in McClellanville, SC by a recreational fisherman who contacted the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Michelle Pate, Sea Turtle Coordinator from SCDNR, transported the animal to the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital for examination and medical treatment.
Upon arrival, staff found the heart rate to […]
Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Arrival Date: 07/11/2014
Weight: 4.0 kg (~9 lb.)
This young Kemp’s ridley was caught on hook and line by a pier fisherman on the evening of July 11. The turtle swallowed the hook so the fisherman was unable to remove it himself. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was contacted so the endangered sea turtle could be transported to the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital.
This little […]
If you have visited the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in the past year then you have met Briar. This large loggerhead is greeted daily with ooo’s and ahh’s from guests due to her large size but they are even more captivated after hearing her story. Briar stranded on the beach in Myrtle Beach late May of last year, extremely debilitated and barely clinging to life. At admittance, Sea Turtle Rescue staff found […]
Sea Turtle Rescue Program Amazon Wish List
Thousands of guests tour the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital each year and we are overwhelmed and grateful for the positive feedback we receive. After visiting the sick and injured sea turtles, many are eager to learn about ways to support the rehabilitation efforts, especially those who live out of town or out of state. We launched our Amazon Wish List over 2 years ago hoping it […]