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Hundreds of people attended the first public turtle release of 2017 for the South Carolina Aquarium at the Isle of Palms County Park. Attendee…
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the western Pacific. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth, and ocean science and features five-dozen hands-on elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 400,000, including 40,000 school children.
Stubby was picked up by Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI) and brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on May 9, 2001, because she had sustained severe injuries from a monofilament fishing line entanglement. Both of her front flippers were missing and pieces of her rear flippers had been nibbled off. Stubby’s wounds healed, but she continued to float and is unable to dive because she lacks front flippers, the power flippers, that help her swim and dive. Even though she has had to greatly adjust how she gets around, Stubby is one of the friendliest turtles at the aquarium. She quickly swims over to “greet” anyone who visits her pool, she loves eating greens, blowing bubbles and receiving a lot of tactile from our interns and volunteers during her feeding sessions. Her favorite kind of enrichment is a simple floating square. She will carry it on her back, sometimes for the whole day if she likes. Monofilament fishing line takes over 600 years to decompose in the environment. Please consider Stubby’s experience and take the extra time to properly dispose of extra fishing line into designated fishing line recycling containers.
Aquatic Turtle Aquariums are Safe and Healthy Habitats for Your Pet.
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*Note: Buying pre-formed ponds is a great way to save a lot of money. This one we listed is 86 gallons of water! That’s pretty large which is great for a couple of turtles. These are cheaper than fish aquariums. The only downside is finding a spot for the pond liner.Turtles need enough room to grow so make sure your tank is large enough. A lot of freshwater species of turtles can grow to 12″ long. The 20 and 30 gallon aquarium sizes are going to be a bare minimum of what you can use for housing turtles. We get a lot of emails asking if 5 gallon aquariums work for turtles. The answer is a NO because they are too small.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.When choosing what rocks to use, make sure your turtle cannot consume the rocks. The larger the rocks the better. Not that your turtle is for surely going to eat them… it’s just a safe precaution to take when setting up your tank. When turtles are younger, they may snap at prey between rocks and accidentally catch a rock in their mouth. Rinse your rocks before putting them in your aquarium very well. Just to make sure all debris and bacteria is removed.