We are incredibly excited to be part of the Animal Planet network TV Show “Tanked.” Our curator, David Wilkins, collected freshwater fish for an Aquarium at the Horry County Museum for the episode which airs tonight (Sept.26, 2014) at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet. All of this was documented by a TV crew who followed David on his fishing expedition to South Carolina’s Upstate region. Being part of the TV show “Tanked” had us […]
Creating a lionfish experience
It is the first time in Aquarium history that an exhibit has been created solely for lionfish. Creating the exhibit takes approximately three days and the main habitat for the fish, the artificial reef inside the exhibit, was created by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ artificial reef program. The artificial reef is made out of concrete and mirrors what lionfish would call home in the wild, a coral reef […]
The South Carolina Aquarium Adds Three Male Nurse Sharks to the Great Ocean Tank
CHARLESTON, S.C. — May 23, 2014 — Today a team of more than 15 South Carolina Aquarium staff moved three large male nurse sharks into the Aquarium’s 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. Two of the sharks are 7-feet long and weigh approximately 200 pounds, the third shark is nine-feet long and weighs approximately 250 pounds. They join 750 animals […]
Support our oceans and fisheries with an evening of the best seafood you’ve never tried!
Charleston’s first ever Trash Fish Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at Lowndes Grove Plantation.
Since early 2013, Chefs Collaborative has been holding Trash Fish Dinners around the country to bring attention to undervalued and underutilized species of fish. From scup to Asian carp, dogfish to lionfish, by encouraging chefs and diners to focus on fish […]