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Archive for September 2017

Finalists named for Florida’s Largest Ocean Conservation Awards Event

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Ninth Annual Go Blue Awards recognize ocean heroes from around the globe Nearly 100 distinguished guests gathered at PGA National Resort & Spa on Sept. 21 for the exciting announcement of Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s (LMC) Ninth Annual Go Blue Awards finalists. Guests rubbed shoulders with respected ocean conservationists and enjoyed cocktails and…

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Filmmaker Ian Cheney and musician Jack Johnson release new film, The Smog of the Sea along with marine scientist Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute

Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host a free public screening of The Smog of the Sea, a documentary from filmmaker Ian Cheney and original score by Jack Johnson, on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. The 30-minute film chronicles a research expedition through the Sargasso Sea and the global issue of plastic marine pollution. Prior to…

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September 2017 Newsletter – Special Post Hurricane

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON     Dear Friends of LMC, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize our team of staff, volunteers and supporters who helped to prepare our campus for Hurricane Irma. Our team was very fortunate to partner with the Georgia Aquarium, who took in our patients so we could…

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What Hurricane Irma Taught Us

Hurricane Irma was a storm for the record books. Uncertainty played every which way as meteorologists, journalists and every day folks tried to predict which way Irma would travel. Time was on our side – or so it seemed. With concern for Florida’s populated southeastern region – including Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches,…

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

To: Loggerhead Marinelife Center Media Partners From: Jack E. Lighton, President & CEO, Loggerhead Marinelife Center Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the Juno Beach Pier remain closed as we assess the damage from Hurricane Irma. Our campus is currently without power, however we are happy to report that our team and sea turtles are safe from…

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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Updated Sept. 14 No season is a complete loss for sea turtles. Sea turtles spread out their nests over the course of the season as well as different locations on the beach so that no single event (e.g., storms, predators, etc.) results in a total reproductive loss. Prior to the storm, we had approximately 38…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center obtains new ATV through Sea Turtle Grants Program

Loggerhead Marinelife Center recently received a $6,293.25 grant from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program to purchase a new ATV. The grant program is funded by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plate. The grant will help LMC’s research department safely and more efficiently conduct morning and nighttime nesting surveys, which provide valuable…

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