Sea Turtle Care Center™ - South Carolina Aquarium

Mote’s Sea Turtle Care, Training and Research program is responsible for the aquarium's four non-releasable (two Caretta caretta, one Chelonia mydas and one Lepidochelys kempii). Routine care involves daily feeding, implementation of environmental enrichment, tank maintenance, water chemistries, exhibit upkeep, as well as involvement in husbandry and research training. These turtles provide a valuable opportunity to study many aspects of sea turtle biology that are difficult to understand in wild animals. Currently, staff scientists are studying hearing abilities through trained behavioral responses. There is also the opportunity to conduct independent research projects and gain valuable experience in the field of animal care and . During summer the Sea Turtle Care team is also responsible for the hatchling hospital. Approximately 1,000 hatchlings pass through the hospital each year with varying levels of care needed. Interns will help with care and release of these animals.

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You can also use a heating pad under the aquarium, but you have to adjust the heat and check the water temperature regularly to avoid over heating the place which can cause for the baby turtle to die.

Turtles as Pets FAQ | Tetra Aquarium - Tetra-Fish

Our green sea turtles are currently on vacation from the Waikiki Aquarium. The exchange continued with a teachers workshop, held at the National Aquarium and run by the Virginia Aquarium’s education department, that drew about 30 educators, most from Baltimore city and county areas. Educators were introduced to the lives of sea turtles in the Chesapeake Bay as they discussed how to educate students about the health of the estuary.

This page is about aquatic turtles and their aquarium setups.

What kind of things round out the red eared slider diet? Well, a core staple in caring for your red eared slider will be the traditional turtle food pellets available at most pest stores that deal in exotic pets. The same place you purchased your red eared slider from should have plenty of this in stock, so that will be easy. The next part of the red eared slider diet is non-toxic aquarium plants. These would include such things as anachris or water lettuce. Dark leafy vegetables are also suitable. You can feed a red eared slider romaine, radicchio, or endive.

Sea Turtles ~ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center


Most people keep their pet turtles in aquariums but that doesn’t mean you have to. Anything that holds a lot of water will work. Large tubs, plastic pond liners, and anything you can think of. Aquariums are the most popular because you can watch your pet turtles through the tank inside your house and they are easy to buy and setup.Your turtle will live in water and that water will get very dirty. This is where a fish aquarium filter comes in to save you. Instead of having to change that water all the time, you use the filter to do the dirty work for you. Turtles are dirty pets so the bigger the filter the better. Warning- these can sometimes be expensive.. but save a lot of time down the road and help keep your water clean.