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Sea Turtle Release Fast Facts

Seeing a rehabilitated turtle being released back into the wild is one of the most rewarding moments for everyone involved in the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Sea turtle releases are truly an amazing sight to behold and represent the Sea Turtle Rescue Program’s role in helping to ensure the future of these ancient ocean creatures. Releases are not only rewarding for those who have helped the sea turtles directly, but for the entire […]

Video of Local Bottlenose Dolphins Strand Feeding

Check out this fantastic video shot by Lowcountry photographer Kate Silvia. It was shot this summer off of Folly Beach, S.C. and shows some local bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) strand feeding! Strand feeding is a specialized style of feeding on fish that is observed in Charleston waters, as well as in other regions of South Carolina and Georgia.

Researchers that have documented this behavior have found that it is cooperative, meaning the dolphins work together […]

September Savings: South Carolina Aquarium and Magnolia Gardens

The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s number one family attraction, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the city’s most visited plantation, are offering families an opportunity to visit both attractions at a specially reduced price in September.

A $5 discount off the admission price to the Aquarium and Magnolia is available beginning September 1 through 30, 2015. Discount coupons are available from the Aquarium’s and Magnolia’s websites. The coupons can’t be combined with any other discounts to […]

First Day Festival in Charleston

Just a few more days until school starts here in the Lowcountry—and that means it’s time for the annual First Day Festival in Charleston. The festival, which is hosted by the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, will take place on Liberty Square August 16 from noon until 4 p.m. The festival is designed to get kids excited about returning to school and making sure they have the supplies and support they need. […]

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