Tur­tle Res­cue

What you need to know about the South Carolina aquar­ium’s new tur­tle hos­pi­tal and ex­hibit.

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When the South Carolina Aquar­ium ac­cepted its first de­bil­i­tated log­ger­head, it had to buy a kid­die pool to care for the gi­ant tur­tle. Since then, the aquar­ium has res­cued more than 200 tur­tles. And on May 27, the aquar­ium opens its new Fam­ily Zucker Sea Tur­tle Re­cov­ery, fea­tur­ing seven state- of-theart tanks for re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing the en­dan­gered rep­tiles. Vis­i­tors will fol­low the in­spi­ra­tional jour­ney of sick or in­jured sea tur­tles from res­cue to re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and re­lease. In­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits will show how wa­ter qual­ity, ma­rine de­bris and plas­tic con­sump­tion af­fect the sea tur­tles’ health and environment.

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