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Archive for April 2016

Jupiter returns to Juno!

Just before 5 am this morning, LMC biologists were on their last run of the night when Jupiter was spotted digging her body pit.  Jupiter was sampled and documented by researchers and crawled back into the sea just after sunrise.  Jupiter is a very special turtle to us here at LMC; she was the first…

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Repeat nesters

We’ve had quite a productive start to our week out on Juno Beach!  The loggerheads started nesting last week, so we are seeing quite a few of them each night in addition to our leatherbacks.  On Sunday night, we encountered a leatherback that was tagged but not in LMC’s database; we will reach out to collaborators to…

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Slow and Steady

It sure has been a beautiful week to be out on the beach scouting for leatherback turtles!  Warm temperatures, a nice breeze, and no rain — these are a few of our favorite things.  The leatherbacks are still nesting slowly and steadily; usually one or two each night on Juno Beach.  Since Rikki nested on…

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Welcome back, Rikki!

After such an exciting end to our week last week, our single turtle encounter last night was quite a drastic change!  The single turtle was Rikki, a leatherback that was first tagged in Cape Canaveral, FL by a fellow biologist in 2003.  She was seen nesting again in 2005, 2009, and 2011 on Juno Beach.  Since…

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What a week!

Whew, our night crew is exhausted this morning after documenting and sampling FIVE nesting leatherback turtles last night!  That is the most that our night crew has documented in a single night so far this season.  Before we rehash our busiest night of the season, we want to fill you in on the last few…

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Turtle Hat Trick!

We had another hat trick of turtles on Juno Beach last night!  It sure was an exciting night for our Leatherback Crew. The first leatherback our team encountered last night was Pumpkin.  Pumpkin was first tagged on Juno Beach in 2010 by LMC researchers.  She was seen nesting twice in 2010 and six times in…

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April Newsletter 2016

CEO Chatter with Jack Lighton Dear Friends of LMC: Although the social season here in Palm Beach County may be slowing down, LMC’s remaining 2016 activities are heating up! Sea turtle nesting season is continuing to progress. I am proud to share that to-date we have over 20 leatherback sea turtle nests on our local…

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