Nov 24

Sea Turtle Rescue Program Volunteer Improves Turtle’s Vision

Since 2007, Sea Turtle Rescue Program volunteer Barb Gobien has dedicated countless hours to the health and well-being of our sea turtle patients. Her most recent contribution exemplifies her generous and caring spirit. This September, a loggerhead named Boyles was declared non-releasable due to blindness from a boat strike. Determined…
Jul 10


Weight: 43.3 kg (~95 pounds) Case History This severely emaciated sub-adult loggerhead was found floating in the water near Lady’s Island, SC. Boaters observed that this turtle was covered in barnacles and was not behaving normally; as such, they made the right decision to report this sick loggerhead to the…
Apr 10

Threatened Sea Turtles Returned to the Wild After Being Found Near Death

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Apr. 10, 2015 — Two loggerhead sea turtles that were admitted in the summer of 2014 in critical condition, were successfully returned to the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon. The turtles, Lazarus and Dozer, were released by boat approximately 40 miles off the coast of Charleston. The trip…
Oct 09

Loggerhead “Pluff” Being Released on October 10th!

"Pluff," a 65-pound loggerhead sea turtle treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, will be released this Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Folly Beach County Park. The public is invited to come out to watch as Pluff returned the ocean at 4:30 p.m. The release is…
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