Conservation

Make your Aquarium Event Zero Waste

We are constantly striving to find new ways to protect the environment with improved Green efforts. From the energy efficiency of our building to the sustainable seafood choices we make, caring for the planet is at the heart of everything we do at the Aquarium.

Whether you’re planning a swanky corporate soirée or your dream wedding, you can feel good about protecting the environment while you celebrate your event at the Aquarium! Our Events Team […]

Two Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Return to the Wild

Two endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are back in the wild after successful rehabilitation by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. The juvenile sea turtles, Prescott and Kingsbury, were part of a mass stranding event in New England in November 2014 where more than 1,000 sea turtles were found near death from hypothermia after a severe cold front hit the area. The two were flown to Georgia, along with several other sea […]

Caretta’s Annual Check-Up Went Swimmingly!

Caretta is the Aquarium’s resident loggerhead and favorite among visitors and staff. This big sea turtle has a big personality and is known to steal the spotlight during daily dive shows and staff meetings by swimming front-and-center in the Great Ocean Tank. She also loves to take naps along the coral reef.

This Tuesday, she received a clean bill of health after Veterinarian Shane Boylan administered her annual check-up. Just in time for her upcoming August […]

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 […]

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