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The South Carolina Aquarium houses a Sea Turtle Hospital.  After rehabilitating stranded or sick turtles, they release them back into the ocean on Lowcountry beaches.  Below are some of the releases that have taken place on Kiawah Island.  The links contain photos from some of those releases.  

For more information about the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program or Sea Turtle Hospital, please visit the aquarium's website at www.scaquarium.org.

June 6, 2014 ~ It is another success for the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium! Amelia was released June 6, 2014. Please click here to see a short video of the release.


July 12, 2011 - Two loggerhead sea turtles and one Kemp's Ridley sea turtle released at Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island

Click here to see photos...

Here is a video from the Sea Turtle Hospital that shows the turtles getting ready to head to Kiawah


June 3, 2011 - Eight green sea turtles and one loggerhead released at Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island

KICA video of the June 3rd sea turtle release

More video of the June 3rd sea turtle release

Video of June 3, 2011 Sea Turtle Release at Beachwalker Park by the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital

Click here to read the Post & Courier article about the release...

Click here to view photos from the release...

July 26, 2009 - One loggerhead and two Kemps Ridleys released!

September 21, 2007 - Two Kemps Ridleys released on Kiawah

August 13, 2007 - Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Release

November 10, 2005 - "Litchfield" released on Kiawah

September 9, 2004 - Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release


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