CHARLESTON, S.C. — Apr. 10, 2015 — Two loggerhead sea turtles that were admitted in the summer of 2014 in critical condition, were successfully returned to the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon. The turtles, Lazarus and Dozer, were released by boat approximately 40 miles off the coast of Charleston. The trip offshore was generously donated by John Hill, a resident of Wadmalaw Island. The release of Lazarus and Dozer celebrates 157 threatened or endangered sea […]
One of the Largest Reptiles in the World Successfully Treated at South Carolina Aquarium
CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 12, 2015 — Yawkey, an endangered leatherback sea turtle found washed ashore in the Lowcountry earlier this week is headed back to open water. The turtle was released earlier today on the Isle of Palms, S.C. by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
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Yawkey, a 500-pound leatherback sea turtle being treated in the Sea Turtle Hospital is showing improvements and is expected to return to the wild within the next two days. The immature turtle was found stranded on Yawkey South Island Reserve near Georgetown, S.C. on Saturday, March 7.
March 10, 2015 updates:
Yawkey has no external wounds. Sea turtles don’t strand unless they have a medical issue and Sea Turtle Hospital staff remain unsure of why s/he […]
500-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Receiving Treatment at South Carolina Aquarium
CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 9, 2015) – For the first time in South Carolina, a live leatherback sea turtle washed ashore and was admitted to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital. The turtle, found stranded on Yawkey South Island Reserve near Georgetown, S.C. Saturday, March 7, is one of the few live leatherback strandings reported in the United States.
The juvenile sea turtle, estimated to weigh 500 […]