Coastal Ecosystems and Natural History
Coastal South Carolina is a network of coastal uplands, near-shore islands, marshes, barrier islands and beaches, and riverine watersheds, waterways, and wetland. These systems support a wide range of ecosystem types and coastal and marine species.
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium provides public information about the wise use and conservation of these unique habitats.
Stranded Horseshoe Crabs
Horseshoe crabs can become stranded on the beach during rough weather. Learn about this native South Carolina species, how to identify when a stranded horseshoe crab is in danger, and how to help.