Coastal Ecosystems and Natural History
The Natural History of Coastal South Carolina
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.
State of Knowledge Report: South Carolina Coastal Wetland Impoundments (2008)
This report includes a research summary from the mid-1980s to present, prior research and policy recommendations, a summary of active research and new recommendations, and a comprehensive cited reference list.
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.