Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: St. Pierre’s Creek, between Bailey and Edisto Island, SC Arrival Date: 3/31/2021 Age: Juvenile Weight: 6.6. lbs (3.1 kgs) Case History Amber was found floating and struggling to dive in St. Pierre’s Creek in between Bailey and Edisto Islands. The South... read more →
As a plan more than two years in the making comes to fruition, the South Carolina Aquarium is thrilled to introduce our two newest residents, both North American river otters! As members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Aquarium... read more →
On a bright and sunny Sunday in February, our high school interns got the opportunity to explore the world outside our walls, specifically, Shem Creek, with the help of Coastal Expeditions. Armed with paddles, life jackets, sunscreen and a desire for... read more →
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 3/3/2021 Age: Juvenile Weight: 5.74 lbs (2.61 kg) Case History Emerald was found washed ashore in North Myrtle Beach (NMB) by two NMB Sea Turtle Patrol volunteers, Tim and Denise Lint, while walking on a quiet stretch of beach.... read more →
Coming Full Circle The Life and Legacy of the Just Family “To be able to say I am doing a project in this community is humbling; coming full circle, I am doing a restoration project as an African American marine biologist in the birthplace of Ernest Everett Just,”... read more →
What a whirlwind year 2020 was! Through the ups, downs and everything in between, we made it our mission to continue the work beyond our walls. We had to pivot from our original plans, as many did. We went virtual, we connected through computers and yes, we even exceeded... read more →
An Ode to Parents and Those Who Love Them It was in the spring that our worlds were turned upside down. The country went into a state of national crisis, with schools closing their doors and businesses urging employees to work remotely. Stay-at-home orders were instated to protect... read more →
Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: Ellis Creek, James Island, SC Arrival Date: 9/15/2020 Age: Juvenile Weight: 31 lbs (14.1 kg) Case History Elvin was found in Ellis Creek by two helpful citizens, Kimberly and her son Sebastian. They noticed the turtle floating at the surface, struggling and unable to... read more →
Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Mount Pleasant Pier, Mount Pleasant, SC Arrival Date: 8/27/20 Age: Juvenile Weight: 2.56 kg (5.63 lbs) Case History Septima Clark was hooked by a fisher on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina on Thursday evening, August 27. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources... read more →
It’s been hard to focus this year; as we turn our attention in one direction, another crisis seems to be looming right outside of our range. As we continually encounter substantial situations and scenarios affecting our health and economy, the environment now faces detrimental exposure and impact from a... read more →
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