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Homeschool Explorers Enjoy Scales and Tales at the Aquarium

The inaugural Homeschool Explorers Club day kicked off with a splash at the South Carolina Aquarium on Wednesday, September 10. Over 60 homeschooled students and parents enjoyed a fun-filled day of hands-on education. Homeschool Explorers Club is a four-day series that focuses on a different animal theme each day, and the first day was all about reptiles!

During the interactive classroom experience, students came face-to-face with snakes, alligators and turtles presented by Aquarium educators. Children […]


Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 09/15/2014

Age: Sub-adult

Weight: 60.5 kg (133 pounds)
Case History
A Myrtle Beach city employee found this debilitated loggerhead about 5am at 53rd Avenue N front beach. The crew used a backhoe (it was initially reported as a bulldozer, hence the name Dozer) to pick up the large sea turtle. The tractor, a gentle giant when run by an operator who knows it well, did a great job bringing the […]

Show us your #FishFace, Sallie!

Name: Sallie Behrend

Occupation: Aquarist

With the South Carolina Aquarium since 2000 as a volunteer and 2004 as a staff member

Hometown: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a marine biologist.

I work at the Aquarium because I love it!

My day starts with a walk with my golden retriever “Chives,” coffee and The Weather Channel.

If I could be any fish in the Aquarium, I would be a trumpetfish.

The coolest gadget I use at […]

“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 […]

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