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“Tanked” Inspired: How We Built the Great Ocean Tank

We are incredibly excited to be part of the Animal Planet network TV Show “Tanked.” Our curator, David Wilkins, collected freshwater fish for an Aquarium at the Horry County Museum for the episode which airs tonight (Sept.26, 2014) at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet. All of this was documented by a TV crew who followed David on his fishing expedition to South Carolina’s Upstate region. Being part of the TV show “Tanked” had us […]

Salvage for our Seas: Artwork by Daniel Miner

Exhibit Features One-of-a-kind Sculptures Made by Local Artist Daniel Miner
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Sept. 26, 2014 — Marine animals come to life through recycled metal, tools and old engine parts in the South Carolina Aquarium’s newest art installation, Salvage for our Seas. The exhibition, on display through January 15, 2015, features sculptures by Charleston artist Daniel Miner representing the Lowcountry’s diverse animals and landscapes.
Each piece is an original interpretation by Miner who transforms expired engine […]

Seabrook

Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Seabrook Island, SC

Arrival Date: 08/31/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 2.9 kg (~6 lb.)
Case History
A young Kemp’s ridley caught on recreational hook-and-line fishing gear, the fourth we’ve treated this year, arrived on Labor Day weekend just hours after we admitted both a green sea turtle (see Bailey’s page) and a Kemp’s ridley with boat strike injuries. Luckily, a quick health assessment showed that, other than a circle hook seated in the back […]

Bailey

Green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Bailey Island, Edisto, SC

Arrival Date: 08/31/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 15.1 kg (~33 lb.)
Case History
The week prior to Labor Day 2014, we admitted to the hospital three sea turtles with severe boat strike wounds to the face and beak: this green sea turtle we’ve named “Bailey, a loggerhead currently undergoing treatment named “McAdoo,” and a Kemp’s ridley with catastrophic wounds. These cases are often frustrating due to the severity of the facial wounds […]

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