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Archive for August 2018

Spend Labor Day Weekend with LMC

Labor Day weekend is the time to have some fun! Whether you’re with family or friends there is something for everyone at LMC! Before you hit the beach, start your Saturday or Sunday off with a Biologist Beach Walk! You will become an expert on sea turtle nesting season and witness a live nest excavation!…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s 2018 Fall/Winter Seasonal Camps Kick Off September 3

Students can follow in the footsteps of marine biologists this holiday season at Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s 2018 Fall/Winter Seasonal Camps which kick off on Labor Day, September 3. Register your aspiring scientists so they can learn the journey of our sea turtle patients through their recovery. Camp participants will get a chance to learn about…

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Double Sea Turtle Release off Juno Beach Thursday Morning

Who: Tiffany & Seabastian When: Thursday, August 23, 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, Tiffany & Seabastain off Juno Beach. Tiffany and Seabastian will be prepared for release from LMC starting at 10 a.m. LMC docents will convey the…

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Last Chance to Nominate for Loggerhead Marinelife Center's 10th Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon featuring Jeff Corwin

  Loggerhead Marinelife Center will accept nominations until Saturday, Aug. 25 for Florida’s most prestigious ocean conservation awards ceremony, the Tenth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon, featuring renowned conservationist Jeff Corwin. About the luncheon: Hosted by Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), the Go Blue Awards Luncheon recognizes and awards four individuals and one business or nonprofit…

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August 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friend of LMC, Here in Florida, summer vacation may be over but LMC is heating things up as we head towards our 6th Annual Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall which will occur on Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free, fun event offers…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center Turns 35!

balloon on the beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center celebrates its 35th birthday today! While our current facility opened in 2007, you may not know that long-time Juno Beach resident Eleanor Fletcher started what is now Loggerhead Marinelife Center, originally incorporated in 1983 under a different name.     Here are just a few of the things we have accomplished: Rehabilitation…

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Yet another harmful algal bloom in Florida affecting sea turtles and other marine life

A large number of sea turtles are washing up on Sanibel and Captiva beaches. The suspected cause is red tide poisoning. (Photo: Andrew West/The News-Press)

Dr. Charles Manire, Director of Rehabilitation & Dr. Justin Perrault, Director of Research contributed to this blog. Over the past week, our team at Loggerhead Marinelife Center has been contacted about the alarming headlines of sick and/or deceased sea turtles washing ashore in Florida. These reports are staggering, yet accurate, and this looks to be…

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