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One of the World’s Most Venomous Saltwater Fish is Going on Display

Creating a lionfish experience
It is the first time in Aquarium history that an exhibit has been created solely for lionfish. Creating the exhibit takes approximately three days and the main habitat for the fish, the artificial reef inside the exhibit, was created by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ artificial reef program. The artificial reef is made out of concrete and mirrors what lionfish would call home in the wild, a coral reef […]

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 […]

Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Experts Moderate Trash Fish Dinner

Support our oceans and fisheries with an evening of the best seafood you’ve never tried!
Charleston’s first ever Trash Fish Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Since early 2013, Chefs Collaborative has been holding Trash Fish Dinners around the country to bring attention to undervalued and underutilized species of fish. From scup to Asian carp, dogfish to lionfish, by encouraging chefs and diners to focus on fish […]

Party for the Planet- Earth Day 2014

Join us in celebrating the planet that provides us with fresh air, clean water, and amazing animals every day – Earth! This Earth Day, we’re telling Mother Earth that we love her by throwing a fabulous Party for the Planet.

Stop by one of our Education Stations to get conservation tips from the experts. Learn about the effects of climate change on our world and what you can do about it. Discover the magic of […]

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