Another recovered sea turtle is being released back into the ocean this weekend by the SC Aquarium. Any stranded or injured sea turtles found in the area usually end up recuperating in the Sea Turtle Hospital. This weekend Edisto gets to go back to where he belongs. Come on out and watch! Then you can stick around,
interrogateask the aquarium staff questions and hang out on the beach.
Edisto's release at the Folly Beach County Park is going to be held between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, October 13th. The time is being pushed forward a bit to give the high tide a little time to go out, hopefully allowing us all to be on the beach with the turtle!
Now, a few things to remember:
The County Parks cost $5 per car to park in their facilities.
This is a HUGE, live animal so if there are delays, please bear with us. There are far worse places to be than on the beach waiting for a sea turtle!
It will probably be crowded so be kind to the folks around you, especially if they are small!
The turtle is going in rain or shine.
The most important thing is to have fun! Interact with Aquarium Staff and Volunteers on the beach and enjoy the release.
It's right toward the end of my volunteer shift at the Aquarium, so I'm going to try to head out there with my camera as soon as I finish. I'll have to work fast and try to get done a little early so I make it out there on time.