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Archive for July 2018

Town of Jupiter Straw Ban Update

Dear LMC Supporter, Recently the Town of Jupiter has garnered a lot of media regarding a proposed plastic straw ban. Jupiter has a Beach Committee, this group is a body of citizens who help the Jupiter Town Council advocate for our local beaches.  After two very well attended Beach Committee meetings, and a vote from the committee,…

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July 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friend of LMC, We have over 10,000 reasons to celebrate sea turtle and ocean conservation: 10,533 reasons to be exact!  This past weekend our research team marked the 10,000th sea turtle nest on the 9.5-mile stretch of beach we monitor.  Because of your passionate support of our Center…

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Sea Turtle Release off Juno Beach Thursday Morning

Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center When*: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10 a.m. Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach) What: LMC will release sea turtle patient, TFD! TFD is a small adult male loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant intake canal by the Inwater Research biologists that monitor that…

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2018 leatherback season overview

Well, we had an awesome leatherback nesting season! We have 154 leatherbacks nests on the beaches we patrol, which is exciting for us as we only had 97 last year. Of our 154 nests, our nighttime tagging team had 108 encounters! We saw 62 individual leatherback turtles this year, including 24 new mamas and some…

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Double Sea Turtle Release off Juno Beach Thursday Morning

Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center When*: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10 a.m. Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach) What: LMC will release two sea turtle patients, Skerry & Eloise off Juno Beach. Skerry is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal on September…

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Guy Harvey – A Happy Ending

Written by Sawyer Morrow, 2018 marketing intern. Everyone loves a great success story and a heart warming happy ending! Recently, the LMC team of staff, volunteers, and supporters had the opportunity to experience the LMC version of a happy ending: a turtle release! Like many turtle patients, Guy Harvey was granted what all of us…

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Finnigan's Fable

A fictitious narrative as told by LMC intern, Mikayla Brody It was a dark and blustery night on the shores of Walton Rocks Beach. The waves of the ocean were frantically colliding with one another as the glow of the moon ricocheted off of their crescendos. The winds howled through the palms and the sea…

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