Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Price

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Price Inlet

Arrival Date: 05/05/2015

Age: sub-adult

Weight: 51.7 kg (~114 pounds)
Case History
Captain Chuck Griffin, a sports fishing captain, spotted a sea turtle floating in Price Inlet located between Capers and Bulls Islands. Recognizing this turtle was in distress, he and the passengers on board carefully lifted this large sea turtle onto the boat. After making contact with the appropriate first responders at SCDNR for instructions and authorization, Captain Griffin transported this debilitated […]

Portia

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Edisto Island, SC

Arrival Date: 05/04/2015

Age: sub-adult

Weight: 33.9 kg (~75 pounds)
Case History
This severely debilitated loggerhead was found washed ashore on the 700 block of Edisto Beach on a Monday morning. Edisto turtle team leader Brad Drawdy responded to the stranding call and found the turtle was extremely lethargic, thin, and covered with barnacles. Brad contacted the SC Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and they transported the sick turtle to our Sea […]

Imagine a world without sea turtles…

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is shedding light on the profound impact that animal extinction has on all of us with a new conservation initiative, Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE).  In an effort to raise awareness about endangered animals and the work being done to prevent extinction, AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums all over the country are asking our visitors to consider what it would be like if we were never be able […]

Three Turtles in Three Days

It has been a busy week in the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital! Three critically ill sea turtles were admitted in only three days. Among other issues, the two loggerheads and one green sea turtle are very emaciated, dehydrated, lethargic, and have extremely poor blood work. All are receiving supportive care to include antibiotic injections, vitamin injections and a cocktail of fluids. Because the animals are so weak, they are unable to swim in a […]

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