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Famous leatherbacks in Juno Beach

We had two famous turtles nest last week. Kelly Clarkson nested on April 21st around 1 am. Recently, the singer expressed her dream of becoming a marine biologist in an interview; thus, this turtle was named after her. She measured 143 cm in shell length. Kelly Clarkson while she laid her clutch of eggs. Photo…

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New girls, old girls, and our first loggerheads of the season!

We had a few new girls this week. Kathmandu is one of our new turtles and was one of the first leatherbacks to nest in Jupiter this season. We now have two leatherback nests in Jupiter, just south of the inlet. Kathmandu was larger than average, measuring 161.4 cm in shell length. May was another…

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April 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON Dear Friend of LMC, Welcome to the special Earth Day edition of our April e-newsletter! Earth Day was established in 1970, and continues to celebrate support for environmental conservation and protection.   On Sunday, April 22 we will celebrate Earth Day in some fun and unique ways. Of course, you can always visit the Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center to learn about our beautiful…

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4 Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

I think it’s safe to say we’re pretty familiar with the usual tips for living an earth-friendly lifestyle. Use less water. Pick up trash. Turn off the lights. But in a world that’s clothed in convenience, how can you bring your green game to the next level – not just on Earth Day, but every…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center researchers publish two new studies

Two exciting new studies were recently co-published by scientists at the Research Laboratory at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The first came out late February in the journal Conservation Physiology. LMC’s Director of Research Justin Perrault, Ph.D., co-published the study, which details blood values in juvenile loggerhead sea turtles. This is the first time these blood values have been documented in wild…

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Renegades Country Bar & Grill’s Earth Day Festival & Concert to benefit the Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC

West Palm Beach’s own Renegades Country Bar & Grill is set to host its first-ever Earth Day Festival and Concert – another Morgan Renee Live Presentation – this Sunday, April 22 from 1-5 p.m. With family fun for all to enjoy, this conservation-minded festival will include a bounce house, games, face painting, vendors, ice cream trucks, food, drinks and so much more. Best…

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The 2018 leatherback nesting season is underway!

It’s leatherback nesting season on Juno Beach! We have been patrolling nightly since April 1 and our first leatherback encounter of the season was on April 4 around 1:30 am. She was a new female who we named Hanna in honor of Jack Hanna who was in town with his film crew to document the…

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Digital Life Team Creates Animated 3D Models of Sea Turtles From Live Specimens

UMass Amherst, Loggerhead Marinelife Center and others animate 3D sea turtle models AMHERST, Mass. – The Digital Life team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, creators of an online catalog of high-resolution, full-color 3D models of living organisms, announce today that they have released online full-color animated models of both a loggerhead and a green sea turtle…

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