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Lowcountry Local First “Eat Local Month”

Ahhh April….the start of spring and new beginnings – and a great time to start thinking about the healthy, sustainable, and LOCAL choices you can make in your life!  Lowcountry Local First “Eat Local Month” began with a bang April 1, challenging lowcountry residents to dedicate $10 or more of their food budgets to locally sourced foods!  Events continue throughout the month.  A great and delicious way to jump on board is to enjoy […]

For the First Time Ever, World-Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids Visit the Aquarium

No Shoes, No Legs, No Problem!
The South Carolina Aquarium is the Spring Destination for Mermaid Fun and Fantasy.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 26, 2014 — Once the subject of sea lore and myth, live mermaids are making a splash at the South Carolina Aquarium this spring break. For a limited time, The World Famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will swim amongst the sea life in the Aquarium’s Great Ocean Tank, bringing legend […]

Gopher Tortoises Enjoy the Sunshine

“I’m walking on sunshine…”!

Our gopher tortoises were singing praises to the sunshine yesterday during their afternoon stroll.

We took four of our gopher tortoises outside to Liberty Square for some sunshine and exercise.

As you can see, they drew quite a crowd!

We take the tortoises outside in order to give them Vitamin D which comes from sunshine, the Vitamin D aids in bone growth and keratin growth. The exercise helps them stay healthy and active.

Be sure […]

Create your own Aquarium Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day from the South Carolina Aquarium!
Click the image to download the PDF. Then, just print, color and cut.

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