Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center
When*: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach)
What: LMC will release Corwin the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach.
Corwin is a sub-adult loggerhead patient found struggling in the surf on Juno Beach. The patientâ€™s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia and hypoglycemia. Corwin was underweight, lethargic and in poor health overall due to chronic debilitation. Corwin received parenteral nutrition, antibiotics and iron. Hospital staff closely monitored the overall health of the turtle with weekly bloodwork. Corwin the sea turtle is named in honor of Jeff Corwin, LMCâ€™s Tenth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon special guest and keynote speaker in 2018.
Corwin the sea turtle will be prepared for release from LMC starting at 10:00 a.m. LMC docents will convey the history of the turtlesâ€™ journey and final preparations to visitors, with a procession to the beach for the release to follow. We recommend arriving early for parking and to find a good spot on the beach.
Members of the media interested in covering the release should contact Carla B. Mroz, public relations and communications manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a media pass.
Local staff will be available for media interviews at their discretion.
*Weather may impact the scheduling of this release. Please check marinelife.org and LMCâ€™s social media channels for updates.
* Protect yourself from the sun and bring a hat, reusable water bottle, shades and sunscreen.
About Loggerhead Marinelife Center:
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution that promotes conservation of ocean ecosystems with a focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The Center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory, educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and sightseeing. Situated on one of the worldâ€™s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Centerâ€™s conservation team works with 76 local and international organizations across six continents to form partnerships and share conservation initiatives and best practices that are core to its mission of ocean conservation. The Center is expanding and has launched its Waves of Progress capital expansion campaign, designed to accelerate and amplify LMCâ€™s conservation and education impact. When complete, the facility will offer one of the worldâ€™s most advanced and unique experiences for guests and scientific partners. For more information, visit marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.