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Archive for October 2016

Loggerhead Marinelife Center receives first ever Adopt-a-Park Award

Loggerhead Marinelife Center recently received a first-ever Adopt-A-Park award from the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department at the C3: Coastal Conservation and Concert last month. LMC was selected for the “Environmental Excellence Award” for its commitment to Loggerhead Park through its monthly beach clean-ups and underwater clean-ups at the Juno Beach Pier, as…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center to hold its largest turtle release next week

Loggerhead Marinelife Center will hold its largest sea turtle release in the center’s history, bidding farewell to five sea turtles from the facility off Juno Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m., weather and surf permitting. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking and best viewing areas.                                           The turtles include Shertz,…

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We're Baaaack! – Winter Programs at LMC

Now that we’ve bade summer goodbye, we’re geared up for South Florida’s winter season. And, as our weather gets cooler, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s winter programs (offered October through April) are coming into full force! Whether you’re a Florida native or escaping from somewhere cold, you’ll find a program perfect for every family member. If you’re…

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Tipped Off – Tracking the Blacktip Shark Migration

As winter weather blankets the nation, snowbirds flock to South Florida for a tropical escape. The thousands of northern natives who inhabit oceanfront condos are not the only ones who can’t resist our warm waters. Every year over 10,000 blacktip sharks migrate along the coast of South Florida creating a spectacular sight for unsuspecting beach-goers. Although…

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Four Ways Sea Turtles Help Keep our Oceans & Beaches Healthy

Written by 2016 LMC College Ambassador Meg Teuber, Clemson University. We all know that the health of the oceans plays an important role in keeping our lovable sea turtles healthy. But did you know that sea turtles also play an important part in the health of the ocean? It’s true – everything is connected in…

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LMC Hospital Staff present paper, discuss plastics at national conference

Loggerhead Marinelife Center Hospital Coordinator Nicole Montgomery and LMC Veterinary Technician Samantha Clark recently presented a paper at the 2016 Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians (AZVT) Conference at the Tulsa Zoo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The presentation, called “Ocean Plastic: A Deadly Diet” detailed the effects of plastic consumption in sea turtles, as well as treating…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s annual TurtleWeen brings fun educational activities, promotes conservation

Celebrate Halloween sea turtle style at Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s annual TurtleWeen event on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Halloween-themed event, “ghouls and goblins” can enjoy crafts, a photo booth, face-painting, fall foods, a pumpkin patch and more. Guests can also explore mysteries of the deep in LMC’s new Strange…

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Honeymooning in Paradise – A Salt Water Affair

A common theme among LMC volunteers and staff is “turtle-y obsessed.” For most of us, it only took one visit for us to fall head over heals in love with sea turtles. Many of us have been devoted to ocean conservation long before we encountered a sea turtle, but experiencing a sea turtle in person…

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October 2016 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON Dear friends of LMC: I am writing to you with even more gratitude than normal as our beach-side campus was not significantly impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Many people in the U.S., Bahamas, Haiti and Caribbean were significantly impacted by this storm and we ask that you please keep them in…

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Impact of Hurricane Matthew on sea turtle nests in Palm Beach County

To: Loggerhead Marinelife Center Media Partners From: Jack E. Lighton, President & CEO, Loggerhead Marinelife Center We are happy to report that all of our sea turtle patients are accounted for, safe and healthy. Our center and the Juno Beach Pier will remain closed today but will reopen tomorrow, (Saturday, Oct. 8) and we are…

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