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Archive for February 2017

What you didn’t know about sea turtle nesting

Here in Palm Beach County, we are approaching the start of sea turtle nesting, which runs March 1 through Oct. 31, and we couldn’t be more excited for the 2017 season! Oftentimes, beachgoers and other concerned community members ask Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff members many questions during nesting season. How can I help keep the…

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Anglers Assist

The first two Saturdays of every month, LMC’s Juno Beach Pier staff leads Kid’s Fishing Programs to teach young anglers responsible fishing practices. During their lessons, the students learn basics such as the various types of fishing rods, how to tie knots, how to bait their hooks and how to cast from the pier. Especially…

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The First Day – Lucie Kleinschmidt Takes LMC To Germany

The first day a sea turtle hatchling emerges from its nest, it enters a world where the odds are not in its favor. It enters a world, where it may encounter a human-caused threat before its flippers touch the ocean for the first time. Sea turtle research experts have predicted that approximately 1 in 1,000…

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The Never Ending Story – Marine Pollution

On my first day of work at LMC, our President & CEO Jack Lighton stood in our sea turtle hospital holding a tupperware labeled “hatchlings,” which held nine small jars containing the stomach contents of deceased hatchlings, and began to get teary eyed. A silence of understanding filled the conversation before he continued “It’s no…

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LMC plants first off-campus green sea turtle vegetable garden

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Campus Sustainability Initiative is reaching new heights. Or maybe we should say “depths!” As part of Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Campus Sustainability Initiative, which began last year in an effort to reduce the Center’s on campus waste, LMC recently started its own Green Turtle Vegetable Garden to create a more sustainable model, reduce…

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Balloon Ban Response

A couple of weeks ago, the Executive Director of the Balloon Council wrote an opinion article for the Palm Beach Daily News directed at LMC’s Balloon Ban Initiative. The article suggests that the initiative is misguided and that balloons do not pose a real threat to sea turtles and other wildlife. Our response, outlined below,…

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Campus Sustainability Initiative 2016 Accomplishments

Last year, in an effort to reduce waste on campus and increase awareness of responsible practices, we established LMC’s Campus Sustainability Initiative. You may have noticed a few changes around the center and we are excited for much more progress in 2017. 2016 accomplishments include: Providing reusable dishes for staff and volunteers. There are now…

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