Nov 11

Making a Good Catch: Sustainable Fishing Methods

Numerous fishing methods are used to bring delicious seafood to our dinner tables. Understanding how seafood is caught is important when deciding what to order at a restaurant or when purchasing seafood at the grocery store. The fishing methods described here are commonly used off the South Carolina coast. Ask…
Oct 03

The Rising Tide… of Marine Debris

The recent rash of nuisance flooding has not only brought headaches for downtown residents and commuters, but also marine debris. Marine debris—also known as litter, is human-created waste found in oceans and waterways. During the past few days we’ve experienced the excessive flooding—and an increase in marine debris on beaches…
Sep 30

Charleston: A City Under Siege

This past week our region experienced the highest tide in six years, driving home the name our area is known for — the Lowcountry. This nuisance flooding is only going to get worse as sea levels rise, and combined with other factors such as a strong tidal pull and tropical…
Sep 18

Meet our Newest Residents, Red Ruffed Lemurs!

The South Carolina Aquarium has welcomed two red ruffed lemurs to their new home in Madagascar Journey! Josephine and Avior are getting acclimated to their new home, and we are excited for their debut this Friday, September 18. These furry friends’ journey from the Duke Lemur Center to Charleston went…
Jul 15

Two Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Return to the Wild

Two endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are back in the wild after successful rehabilitation by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. The juvenile sea turtles, Prescott and Kingsbury, were part of a mass stranding event in New England in November 2014 where more than 1,000 sea turtles were…
Nov 12

Jersey Prepares for a New Home

Great news! The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA has acquired the federal permit necessary to host Jersey as a permanent resident! We are so excited that this non-releasable loggerhead has an opportunity to enjoy life in a 50,000-gallon tank. To prepare Jersey for success…
Nov 05
Oct 22

An Update on “Huntington”

I was surprised to learn about the health problem of my favorite patient when I first started my internship with the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. She is a large loggerhead named Huntington and is recovering from an intestinal impaction caused by a dense mass of scallop shells,…
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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