For the months of May and June, $625 was raised for the Sea Turtle Care Center at the South Carolina Aquarium.
Why the Sea Turtle Care Center?
One of my friends works at the South Carolina Aquarium and recently gave me a tour of their Sea Turtle Care Center, which plans to open to the public as an exhibit (Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery) this month. It was there that I was able to see the intensive care and hard work that goes into rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing back into the wild dozens of injured and sick Sea Turtles found in Charleston waters. I was shocked to hear the number of sea turtles that arrive at the Center, suffering from everything from bacterial infections to ingestion of plastic to getting hit by boats and shark bites. To date, the center has rehabilitated and released more than 200 Sea Turtles back into their natural habitats- which is awesome news considering all seven species are listed as threatened or endangered. The Sea Turtle Care Center is an organization I am passionate about supporting as Sea Turtles are awesome creatures that if aren’t helped won’t be around for much longer :(. If you are a Sea Turtle lover (how can you not be!), be sure and pay a visit to the Aquarium and check out the new exhibit! If sweets aren’t on your radar this month, please still consider donating directly to the Sea Turtle Care Center using the button below: