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Archive for November 2014

2014 Go Blue Awards Luncheon!

A sold out crowd of 500 of ocean enthusiasts gathered at PGA National Resort & Spa for Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Sixth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon and announcement of the 2014 award recipients. An independent panel of judges selected five winners in five different categories. Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, Laura Eldredge, Captain Rich Brochu, Christian, Derek,…

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Research Update

Sea turtle nesting season officially ended on October 31, however our biologists are still out on the beach every morning to conduct nesting surveys on Jupiter beach and to monitor the remaining sea turtle nests on Juno, Jupiter and Tequesta beaches. We have not recorded any new sea turtle crawls since October 18, when a…

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Therapies for Turtles

LMC has two patients, Checkers and Lil’ Nugget, on VAC (vacuum-assisted closure) therapy, or Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). This is a technique used in human and veterinary medicine to treat specific types ofwounds.  It involves the use of special bandaging to completely seal off awound and negative pressure (suction) is applied to the bandage…

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