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Archive for February 2016

First Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest for 2016 Found on Juno Beach, Florida

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) biologists discovered the first leatherback sea turtle nest in Florida, and likely the United States, for the 2016 season on Wednesday morning. Biologists found and marked the clutch of eggs approximately 100 feet south of the Juno Beach Pier. LMC staff will continue to monitor the nest over the next two…

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Project SHIELD Reaches New Locations in Puerto Rico

On Sunday, Tommy and I began our journey to Lima, Peru to present the Responsible Pier Initiative and Project Shield at the 36th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. On our way, we stopped in Puerto Rico to install signage in two new locations. The first, a fishing pier in Old San Juan,…

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Cici the Sea Turtle to be Released off Juno Beach Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow morning, Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) will release the sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, Cici, from its facility. Cici stranded at Coral Cove Park in Tequesta back in November 2015. The release will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the beach behind LMC (Loggerhead Park). With the help of Jupiter Medical Center, LMC was able to…

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February Newsletter 2016

CEO Chatter with Jack Lighton Dear Friends of LMC: Hello from our beautiful campus in sunny Juno Beach, Florida! From pirates to manatees, our campus has been busy with many events, programs, and partnerships that I am excited to share with you. Earlier this month, LMC hosted our Ninth Annual Gala, the Swashbuckler Soireé, one…

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