National Estuaries Day
We invite you to celebrate National Estuaries Day on Saturday, September 29th. In honor of the nationwide event, a multitude of activities are planned for the entire family.
For more information on events planned in your area visit: http://estuaries.noaa.gov/GetInvolved/Default.aspx?ID=153
For lesson plans to celebrate NED in the classroom visit: http://estuaries.noaa.gov/GetInvolved/Default.aspx?ID=287
New Poster Available Now
Attention all Marine Biology teachers and professors!! Southeaster Regional Taxonomic Center (SERTC) has released a new poster to add to the series. The new poster includes high resolution pictures and detailed ecological descriptions of the sargassum sea beds. Posters in the SERTC series are available online at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/sertc/resources.htm or by request; email email@example.com to get yours today!
Sea Turtle nesting season in South Carolina is in full swing. As of August 27, 2012 SC DNR Biologist and volunteers have already recorded 4,568 nests. To learn more about sea turtle biology, nesting and what you can do to help conserve these amazing creatures contact us to schedule Turtle Tracks Program at a beach near you! For up to date information on nesting locations and statistics on South Carolina’s barrier islands please visit seaturtle.org or SC DNR Marine Turtle Conservation Program.
Cast Net Clinic Success
DNR teamed up with the SC Aquarium to offer their members a hands on lesson on the tricks and techniques of throwing a cast net. The class took place at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Memorial Park Saturday morning and included participants of all ages. After demonstrations and a quick practice session on the lawn, students took their nets to the pier to test out their newly acquired skills. Thank you for all that participated, keep practicing and remember “pancakes – no tacos.”