A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that inspires conservation of the natural world.
From the sea turtles that call our oceans home to the seafood your family enjoys, we are working to advance conservation awareness
in our community and across the state. The ocean is more than just part of South Carolina’s landscape; it is a vital resource we need to protect.
Learn more about the Aquarium’s ocean and freshwater conservation programs here.
If you go crabbing, you can help reduce injury and death to diamondback terrapins by attaching by-catch reduction devices (BRDs) to each opening of the crab trap. Properly installed, the BRD can prevent turtles from entering the crab trap, but leaves enough opening for crabs to enter.
The Ocean Project
The South Carolina Aquarium is proud to be part of one of the largest international collaborative efforts to support ocean conservation. The Ocean Project provides research-based conservation messages, programs and activities to hundreds of zoos, aquariums and museums in order to help promote ocean conservation. The Ocean Project has reached more than 200 million people to help create awareness and change attitudes and behaviors for ocean conservation.