Sustainable Seafood Initiative
Overfishing and environmentally destructive fishing are affecting our ocean ecosystem and our livelihood. The South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Program is designed to promote the use of local and sustainable seafood, the program helps ensure that consumers have fish for the future. Shelley Dearhart, the program coordinator, works with partner chefs, teaching them about sustainable and local seafood, assessing their menus, and encouraging consumers to dine at one of our more than 90 partner restaurants. We believe that we can lessen the impact we have on the oceans by making wise seafood choices and encouraging improvement of fishing and fish-farming methods.
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Sea Turtle Rescue Program
All seven species of sea turtles are either threatened or endangered; the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program is working to help the sea turtle population rebuild. The Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital admits sick and injured sea turtles with the ultimate goal of rehabilitating the turtles and releasing them back into the wild. When an unhealthy sea turtle is found along the coast, it is brought to our Turtle Hospital by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources where animal care staff can begin to monitor and treat the animal in our state-of-the-art facility. To date, more than 125 sea turtles have been rescued, rehabilitated, and released by the Sea Turtle Rescue Program.
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Taking care of more than 10,000 plants and animals isn’t an easy job, or a clean one! Join Aquarium staff members to see what it is like to work at the Aquarium. From helping prepare seafood for our animals, to cleaning out exhibits, come get hands-on and a little dirty with our cool critters!
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Join the South Carolina Aquarium on a trip you’re sure to remember. Set off across the harbor with the Aquarium team as we collect for different species, including sharks!
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