Category: Turtle Team

Jul 12 2017

Turtles In Trouble

By Mary Pringle for The Island Eye News Photos by Barbara Bergwerf In the last part of June there were three incidents that were troubling for the Turtle Team. First on June 21 we received a call from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) that someone had dug into Nest #7 laid on …

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Jun 23 2017

World Turtle Day At The South Carolina Aquarium

By Gregg Bragg, Island Eye News Staff Writer The staff of the South Carolina Aquarium (SCA) had their fins and flippers full in the run up to the May 27 grand opening of the new sea turtle hospital. The week prior boasted a raft of “soft” events associated with the new facility, which was famously catapulted …

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May 17 2017

Turtle Season Starts With A Bang

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News On Saturday morning, April 29, Captain Chris Wilson of Finaddict/Light Tackle Charters spotted a leatherback turtle entangled in a crab trap rope in Cove Inlet near the Sullivan’s Island boat landing. He reported it to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources hotline in Columbia (1.800.922.5431) and got …

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