Conservation

5 Tips to Steer Clear of Sharks this 4th of July

Shark sightings and attacks have made headlines throughout the Carolinas this summer. As we head into the holiday weekend, our experts have received many questions about how to stay safe in the ocean. Here are our top five tips to avoid interacting with sharks:

Don’t swim by fishing piers: If you are out at the beach and plan to swim, pick an area away from piers. Fishermen and women looking for the next big catch may […]

Sea Turtles Return to the Deep Blue Sea on World Oceans Day

Loggerheads and Green Sea Turtle Treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program

CHARLESTON, S.C. — June 8, 2015 — Three sea turtles, including two loggerheads and one green, are once again swimming the open ocean after successful treatment by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Buck, McAdoo and Bohicket were released today, World Oceans Day, at the Isle of Palms County Park, S.C. This release marks 166 threatened and endangered […]

World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

June 8 is World Oceans Day. The 2015 theme for this UN-recognized day of ocean celebration is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet. Taking action to protect the ocean is vital to creating a healthy and sustainable environment for future generations because no matter where you live, everyone’s health directly depends on a clean, productive ocean.

We strive to connect people with water, wildlife and wild places in an effort in inspire conservation of animals and the natural world. […]

Celebrate World Turtle Day® with the Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium is celebrating World Turtle Day® on Saturday, May 23!

The annual observance was established by the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all tortoise and turtle species. World Turtle Day®  aims to celebrate and protect these reptiles and their disappearing habitats around the world.

We celebrate and protect turtles every day at the Aquarium. To help ensure that sea turtles have a future in our oceans, our […]

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