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Archive for August 2016

Looking Ahead with Leatherbacks

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Leatherback Project studies behavior and physiology of leatherback sea turtles It was a cool night on Juno Beach as the Loggerhead Marinelife Center research team slowly approached Clinton. With monofilament line and rope wrapped around the leatherback’s flipper, the team worked carefully to remove as much line as they could before the…

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Conservation – Towards a natural state of harmony.

  2 people. 70 minutes. 23.7 pounds of marine debris. On August 24th 2016, our conservation team, comprised of Chief Conservation Officer Tommy Cutt and Outreach Coordinator Demi Fox, collected over twenty-three pounds of marine debris in only seventy minutes of bottom dive time at the Juno Beach Pier. After realizing the amount of marine…

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Three ways to recognize National Water Quality Month!

Water. It’s everywhere. It makes up about 71 percent of the world’s surface. And of all the water in the world, approximately 97 percent of it is contained in our oceans, while the remaining three percent is found in fresh water, found in aquifers, lakes, rivers, springs and glaciers. There’s no doubt that water is…

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International Marine Conservation Congress

Earlier this month, Tommy and I attended the Fourth International Marine Conservation Congress hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Scientists, conservationists and policy makers from around the world gathered to share their research and the methods they use to protect ocean ecosystems.   Fisheries, energy, climate, international…

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The LMC Gift Store – Something for Everyone!

Written by: Cecilia Santis, guest intern, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. At Loggerhead Marinelife Center, our mission is to promote the conservation of endangered sea turtles while also showing you and your family and friends why these creatures are so important to ocean ecosystems! After you’ve meandered through our cool turtle hangout, make sure…

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Four South Florida Counties Now Implementing Balloon Ban

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s conservation initiative to save sea turtles, clean up beaches Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s latest conservation project is reaching new lengths in southeastern Florida. Now, various cities and towns in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties are set to apply the non-profit’s Balloon Ban to a variety of places, including town beaches, parks…

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Walk the Beach with Sea Turtle Experts!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s public summertime beach programs to highlight sea turtle research Summertime in South Florida can only mean one thing – peak sea turtle nesting season! With 2016 being a busy year for Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s research team – including a record-breaking year for loggerhead nests along the 9.5 miles of beach LMC monitors…

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August 2016 Newsletter: Special Edition

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON Dear friends of LMC: On behalf of our entire team, please let me welcome you to the early part of August! I hope you enjoy this “Special Edition” of Marinelife Review, which will help us showcase a number of extra special events we are hosting in our community.   Palm…

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Telling the Juno Beach Pier’s Story

LMC’s Second Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest Opens Tomorrow Piers. They’ve been around long enough to hold a reputation. For anglers, piers offer opportunity; a time to reflect or have fun while fishing. For pier-goers, they offer a time to make memories; for photographers, they hold an inspiring story. Let’s face it, piers –…

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Millennials – Connection to Causes

Millennial (n.) 1. a self-entitled, narcissistic, wanderlust, open-minded, digital native do gooder. We Millennials are used to being referred to by a different label every few months. We’ve been called self-entitled narcissists, generation me, digital natives, more open-minded than generations previous, wanderlust, the social generation, and now we are being deemed a generation of do-gooders. Regardless…

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