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Archive for April 2017

Shining a Light on Three More

The beaches have been quite busy this week!  Our team has been busy as well, with three more leatherback encounters.  We welcomed back a very healthy looking Mrs. Waverly, who only measured 147 cm long.  She first nested on Juno Beach in 2009, and has been encountered while nesting in four subsequent years.  We had…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center bans (plastic) bottles, implements new sustainability initiatives on campus

Loggerhead Marinelife Center recently said goodbye to selling plastic bottles on campus – just in time for Earth Day. Now, the Center sells only sustainably-packaged beverages on campus – including LMC’s Tortuga Café, the first establishment to participate in the Center’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant program, set to launch this May. More than 80 percent of…

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A First-Time Mom Gets a Helping Hand

We welcomed a new mother to the nesting leatherback population in Juno Beach this week.  She was small for a leatherback, measuring only 140cm long (about 4.5 feet), so we named this sweet, fun-sized girl Hirschy.  We think this was her first time nesting due to her small size, lack of tags, and cumbersome nesting behavior.…

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A Turtle Twosome

This week we encountered two more leatherback sea turtles in our surveys!  Our two girls, Veruca and Katrina, both nested within an hour of each other, and only a few hundred meters apart.  While Veruca was on the smaller side, measuring only 146 cm long (about 4.8 feet), Katrina is our biggest leatherback yet this…

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Another Old Friend Came Back to Nest

It’s been a quiet week for our research crew out on Juno Beach.  We’ve had just one more leatherback encounter, which was with a sea turtle named Cynthia on April 12th.  She came up to nest on Juno Beach a little after 2:00 AM.  She had lost both of her flipper tags so we gave…

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From Rescue to Release: 3 Things You Learn at a Sea Turtle Release

For many of us, attending a sea turtle release is an indescribable feeling. For most guests, it’s the moment when they fully understand our mission and why hundreds of volunteers/staff members dedicate their lives to sea turtle and ocean conservation. And for everyone who attends, a sea turtle release will teach you three things about…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center receives Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant from Keep America Beautiful

National Keep America Beautiful Initiative reports 60 percent reduction of cigarette litter in participating communities during 2016 Juno Beach, Florida – Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, recently announced that Loggerhead Marinelife Center will receive a 2017 Cigarette…

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A New Girl and an Old Friend Come to Juno Beach

The leatherback sea turtle nesting activity has been picking up at Juno Beach!  We finally got our hands on some leatherbacks after weeks of being skunked on survey nights.   On Sunday night, our crew was able to fully sample our first nesting leatherback!  We encountered her on the beach as she was digging her egg…

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Notes from Martin Moe

Last week, I made the short trip south to Key Largo, where our partners at Coral Restoration Foundation were hosting their first annual Ocean Conservation Seminars.  It was an inspiring day of learning and meeting new colleagues from Coral Morphologic, NOAA-NMFS’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Debris Free Oceans, and the Florida Aquarium. I spoke about…

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LMC – more than a community favorite

Juno Beach-based non-profit serves as hospital, educational facility, research center and conservation hub Written by Meg Teuber, LMC College Ambassador, Clemson University While there are several turtle rehabilitation centers in Florida and around the world, few have the extended focus on ocean conservation that Loggerhead Marinelife Center does. After more than 30 years of growth,…

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