Friday, June 14, 2013

7 Sea Turtles Being Released Tuesday, June 18!

In partnership with the SC Department of Natural Resources and the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, the South Carolina Aquarium will be releasing 7 rehabilitated Kemp's ridley sea turtles back into the ocean on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 am! The public is invited to join us for this wonderful occasion at Beachwalker County Park on Kiawah Island. Remember to arrive early and carpool because traffic may be heavy and parking is limited. County Park parking fees apply.

Huge thanks to Gary Davis and Michael Taylor, the private pilots that donated flights to transport these animals to our Sea Turtle Hopsital for treatment. And as always, we are forever grateful for everyone that visits the Aquarium and Hospital and to donors and volunteers whose commitment is critical in these animals' recovery.  For more information on these sea turtles and all of the patients in our hospital, visit the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital webpage.

Hope to see you Tuesday!
Kelly Thorvalson
Sea Turtle Rescue Program Manager