SC Aquarium to release 7 sea turtles

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Aquarium will release seven hard-shelled patients back into the ocean Tuesday.

A sea turtle release will be held at Beachwalker County Park on Kiawah Island on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.

The seven rehabilitated Kemp's ridley sea turtles were flown to the South Carolina Aquarium to join the Sea Turtle Rescue Program after being collected off the coast of New England during a winter cold-stunning event.

The turtles name's are Davis, Wellfleet, Cheyenne, Crowe, Saint, Turbo, and Cape Cod.

Those who would like to watch the sea turtle release are asked to arrive early and carpool due to possible heavy traffic. County Park parking fees will apply.