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Archive for April 2011

Remembering the Oil Spill One Year Later

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill began one year ago today. During the spill and its aftermath, Loggerhead Marinelife Center received Secondary Facility status, charged with caring for sea turtles that may be affected by the disaster should a need arise. We received an out pour of support during that time from people who share a…

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Leatherback sea turtle nests increasing in Florida

It’s leatherback nesting time and the species is making it known on local beaches. Loggerhead Marinelife Center biologists began working overnight to research leatherbacks in 2001. They patrol 12 miles of beach during nesting season and tag, microchip, measure, and take a skin biopsy of every leatherback turtle they encounter, revealing important data such as…

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