There are many ways to support sea turtles, from choosing alternatives to single-use plastic to donating critical medical items to the Sea Turtle Care Center™. We are excited to offer another way to support our rehabilitation efforts and raise awareness for sea turtle conservation: the new-and-improved sea turtle tote!
In March, you voted on your favorite design for the second edition of our popular sea turtle tote, and the winning tote went straight to production. The new sea turtle totes are now hot off the press and available for purchase with special thanks to our sponsor, South Carolina Federal Credit Union.
All 2019 tote proceeds will directly support our work in the Sea Turtle Care Center to rehabilitate sick and injured turtles – like Zazu. Zazu was found stranded on Caper’s Inlet early this year and admitted into the Sea Turtle Care Center. Just days after admit, Zazu defecated marine debris, or trash, including a piece of balloon, clear plastic sheets and grocery bag material. Zazu was the 23rd patient we’ve admitted who’s been affected by marine debris. After six months of care, Zazu was rehabilitated and released back to the ocean.
By swapping out plastic bags for reusable bags, you can do your part in eliminating marine debris and saving sea turtles, like Zazu!
Quantities of the sea turtle tote are limited, so don’t wait to collect yours and show your love and support for sea turtles! You can pick up your tote at the Aquarium admissions desk for $20, or call (843) 579-8540 for shipping. 100% of Sea Turtle Tote proceeds directly benefit the Sea Turtle Care Center.