Be in the Know with Sea Turtles

“If the world goes on the way it is going, it will be a world without sea turtles. Some people accept this calmly, but I mistrust the prospect. Sea turtles are part of the old wilderness of the Earth, the hormones that make him human. If we let sea turtles go it is a sign we are ready to let all wilderness go. When that happens we shall no longer be exactly human.”

~ Dr. Archie Carr 

Sea Turtle Care Center
Sea turtles are one of the most vulnerable groups of animals on the planet. They are often injured by boats, caught in fishing nets, or infected by parasites. Sea Turtle Care at the South Carolina Aquarium is dedicated to saving these animals and rehabilitating them so that they can be released back into the wild.

Things You Need to Know About Sea Turtles:

They are one of the most adorable creatures in the ocean.
You can discover these animals in different shapes and sizes, and they come in a variety of colors. They are also very friendly and often let people pet them.

They help to keep the population of sponges in check, which in turn helps to keep the coral healthy

If no turtles were living and eating on a coral reef, sponges could overgrow and suffocate slow-growing corals causing them to die and is their main source of food.

They specialize in eating jellyfish

This helps to keep jellyfish populations in check. If turtles were to disappear, jellyfish populations would explode. Jellyfish eat the eggs of various species so if their population were to increase then there would be less marine life!

They eat seagrasses and seaweeds
Acting as underwater lawnmowers, turtles keep the sea healthy and uncontaminated.

They are not pets
Turtles are included on the list of endangered species. That's why South Carolina helps in rescuing and rehabilitating them but end up releasing them back to their home later. They are meant to be in the wild for a crucial purpose that affects each and every one of us.

How You Can Help 

Make a change

If we don't take care of the environment, we'll lose all of the benefits that it provides us. Take it into consideration. The next time you buy shirts, bags, accessories, and other collection items, be conscious if they do it for charity or pure business.

Get involved
It is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your community. It allows you to connect with others, make a difference in your world, and learn new things. You can help with the simplest effort you are willing to give.

Spend your money on things that matter ensures that part of our sales goes to the right institutions. Let's help each other bring back the beauty of the sea.

Inspire others to help

You can always lead by example. Show that it's possible to solve a problem and that there are ways to save the Earth by taking one step ahead. Educate others on what's happening in the world and how they can help make a difference.

Education is not enough to protect our children and family. Don't wait until the day when all sea turtles, horseshoe crabs, sharks, and other marine animals become memories of our generation.