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Archive for July 2014

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Sea Turtle

One of the planet’s oldest species is facing the threat of extinction. Sea turtles have existed since the age of dinosaurs, and for many people it is difficult to imagine the ocean without them. At Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), you can adopt a sea turtle. An adoption donation helps fund the continued research of this…

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Accidentally hook a sea turtle? Here is how to help!

If you accidentally hook a sea turtle while fishing, please follow these simple rules. They are an endangered species, but you will not get in trouble for hooking a sea turtle. To help preserve the species you can help by: Contacting Loggerhead Marinelife Center on our 24 hour hotline 561-603-0211 or FWC at 1-888-404-3922. Gently…

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Save Sea Turtles, Fill in the Holes

This past Thursday, while performing daily beach surveys, members of our research department found a critically injured adult, female Loggerhead Sea Turtle.  While attempting to nest, the 200lb. female fell into a four foot hole near the water line, dug by beach goers. She was found unresponsive and transported to the Gordon and Patricia Gray…

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Released Sea Turtle a Result of the Responsible Pier Initiative

On April 7, 2014, a fisherman accidentally hooked a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle off the Lake Worth Pier. The fisherman knew exactly what to do as a result of the instructional signs posted on the pier: he called Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s (LMC) 24 Hour Sea Turtle Rescue Line. The signs are part of LMC’s Responsible…

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