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Archive for September 2016

The Luck O' the Loggerhead

One lucky little sea turtle got some love from Loggerhead Marinelife Center – all the way from across the pond in Ireland. The turtle, named Úna, was found last December in southwest Ireland, after a series of severe weather systems in the north Atlantic caused many sea turtle strandings in the area. Luckily, a beachgoer…

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Heidi Macey Talks Sea Turtles, Husbandry and Pro-Bono Work

“Have you met Heidi Macey?” Hospital Coordinator Nicole Montgomery, CVT inquired as I walked through the doors of the hospital taking photos of newly arrived hatchlings. Quickly, I am introduced to the hospital’s new Veterinary Rehab Extern Heidi Macey. Our Hospital dynamic is ever-changing; global and national relationships have brought interns and volunteers from all over…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center announces 2016 Go Blue Awards Finalists

Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists! The winners will be announced at the Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon, being held at PGA National Resort & Spa on Friday, October 28, 2016.   Eleanor Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists: The recipient of the Eleanor Fletcher Award exemplifies a lifelong, extraordinary commitment to marine conservation…

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Education at LMC – Inspiring the next generation of ocean conservationists

When Loggerhead Marinelife Center founder Eleanor Fletcher began teaching children about the importance of sea turtle and ocean conservation from an old home in Loggerhead Park, little did she know her passion for teaching would forever impact the way LMC viewed education. After all, without knowing just how essential our world oceans are, how could…

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10 Photos to Remind You of The Beauty and Grace of Sea Turtles

With their beauty and grace, sea turtles have warmed the hearts of Loggerhead Marinelife Center guests, volunteers and staff for over 30 years. But, these ancient creatures have been exploring ocean depths for over 100 million years. Known for their resilience, endurance and perseverance, sea turtles have survived and overcome earth’s greatest obstacles, expect humans.…

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Hidden Heroes of Loggerhead Marinelife Center

If you’ve been to Loggerhead Marinelife Center, you know how much fun it is to visit with our sea turtle patients, learn about our local ecosystems, and maybe even spend a day in the park behind the center or at the beach after visiting LMC. But did you know that one of the reasons it’s…

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Research Part 2 – It's in their blood

Although a part of Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s core, our research team often goes unnoticed. When we feature the research team, we focus on the numbers – 15, 219 loggerhead nests, 160 leatherback nests, 650 green nests. While these numbers are essential to our mission and vision, we leave the public wondering who are the faces…

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September 2016 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON Dear friends of LMC: As sea turtle nesting season starts to wind down here in the Palm Beaches, we know it is time to ramp up our social and event season – welcome to September! We are excited to again report a record-setting sea turtle nesting season on the 9.5-mile…

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One Shell of a Story

Written by: Cecilia Santis, guest intern, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Did you know that sea turtles have outlived Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s sea turtle research by millions of years? Yes, the sea turtle is among the oldest creatures on earth. What’s more, LMC biologists (along with other sea turtle biologists) have only been…

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