Happy Birthday, Caretta!

Now through August 14, we are celebrating the birthday of Charleston’s favorite loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta! The sassy and spunky star of the Great Ocean Tank is turning 28 and she will be treated to a special fishy birthday cake. Share in the celebration by signing her birthday card!

Caretta joined the Aquarium family in 2001 when she was fourteen years old, and since then she’s been stealing the hearts of visitors and Aquarium staff […]

Ask Before You Order to Help End Illegal Shark Finning

Sharks are fascinating, yet often misunderstood. These captivating creatures have been portrayed in the media and pop culture as ferocious killers for years as a result of movies like “Jaws,” but the truth is that humans should be helping to protect them, not fear them. As top ocean predators, they play a vital role in our planet’s ecosystem and humans would be in serious trouble if sharks disappeared.

Over 100 million sharks are killed each […]


Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: South Litchfield, SC

Arrival Date: 08/01/2015

Age: juvenile

Weight: 33.8 kg (~75 pounds)
Case History
Paddle boarders out enjoying South Carolina’s beautiful waterways came across this extremely sick and lethargic loggerhead in South Litchfield near Norris Drive. Luckily for this turtle, they contacted S.C.U.T.E., a volunteer-run nest protection organization that operates under the auspices of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). S.C.U.T.E. contacted SCDNR and arrangements were quickly made to transport this animal […]

Pane e Vino: A Good Catch Dinner

Monday, August 31, savor an authentic Italian four-course Good Catch dinner at Pane e Vino! Chef Alfredo Temelini has prepared a mouthwatering menu with wine pairings that includes only the freshest, finest ingredients. A Good Catch Platinum Partner, Pane e Vino goes above and beyond, working with Good Catch Manager Shelley Dearhart to ensure all of their seafood menu items are responsibly-harvested. Chef Temelini and Shelley will present each course and highlight their sustainable […]

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