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In death, rare bird rescued on Hilton Head after Irma offers lessons of life

A rare Cory’s Shearwater bird, which are typically found only on far-away islands in the Mediterranean Sea or off the coast of Africa, was rescued after Tropical Storm Irma by a local couple and whisked away to Charleston for medical care at a clinic operated by the South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey. Despite the care the bird received over a period of about a week, it died last week.

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Two new ways citizenscan help save SC coast

Teeming with sea turtle nesting beaches and beneficial salt marshes, South Carolina is one of the most important ecological habitats in the United States. People derive myriad economic, emotional and ecological benefits from these natural spaces and, as such, adopting a mindset of proactive and intelligent environmental risk mitigation is critically important to ensure our local communities can continue to prosper well into our children’s future.

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'We were just mocking the Europeans': Dancer explains the origins of Chilenos de Morenos, a folkloric dance from Mexico

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POP tennis versus Pickleball: similarities and differences between the sports

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Hungry Lowcountry turtle tests his luck against young alligator

Bluffton resident Carrie Quinn submits video of a gang of hungry (and obviously lazy but brave) turtles trying to take an easy meal from a young alligator in the Lowcountry.
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Hungry Lowcountry turtle tests his luck against young alligator 0:35

Hungry Lowcountry turtle tests his luck against young alligator

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Geared up to ride your bike on Lowcountry beaches? Check out these tips first

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This bird doesn't stray north of the Florida Keys. So what blew him to SC?

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Botanical gardens offer serenity outside Savannah's city limits