South Carolina Aquarium holds first public sea turtle release in - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

South Carolina Aquarium holds first public sea turtle release in 2014

Posted: Updated:
ISLE OF PALMS, SC - News Release - Grab a friend and head out to see the first public sea turtle release of the year.  Huntington, a 177-pound loggerhead sea turtle, will be returned to the ocean at 4:30 p.m. Monday May 5th, 2014 at the Isle of Palms County Park. 

Two sea turtles released into the Atlantic after stay at SC Aquarium

The release is being held in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (CCPRC).  Attendees should plan to carpool, arrive early, and expect to pay for parking at the county park.
 
More about Huntington:
Huntington was seen floating and unable to dive in the waters off Huntington Beach State Park by a family and friend boating in the area last May.  Recognizing that the large loggerhead was unable to dive and in trouble, the group successfully brought the turtle aboard the boat and contacted SCDNR. 

Upon admittance to the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital, it was determined that Huntington was anemic and had abnormally low levels of protein in the blood.  Radiographs revealed an intestinal impaction and excessive gas in the intestines which caused the buoyancy disorder. 

Treatment included vibrational therapy, enemas, fluids and tube feeding of mineral oils to break up the impaction, which passed approximately four weeks after admission. Additional care included antibiotics, vitamin supplements and a healthy diet. Huntington is now robust, healthy and ready to return to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 2 Your Health run to live longer

    2 Your Health: Run to live longer

    2 Your Health: Run to live longer

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:27:28 GMT
    Whether you plod or race...running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.Researchers studied some 55-thousand adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long they lived. Compared to non-runners, investigators found those who ran had a 30 percent lo...
    Whether you plod or race...running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.Researchers studied some 55-thousand adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long they lived. Compared to non-runners, investigators found those who ran had a 30 percent lo...
  • SC becoming more secretive

    SC becoming more secretive

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:13:12 GMT
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government. One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, they won't have a ...
    Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government. One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, they won't have a ...
  • SWAT gives all clear at Northwood Mall after shooting, suspects still at large

    SWAT gives all clear at Northwood Mall after shooting, suspects still at large

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:41:57 GMT
    Northwoods Mall.Northwoods Mall.
    According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
    According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.