Loggerhead Marinelife Center celebrates Endangered Species Day by highlighting its sea turtle patients, including Lola (pictured above).
Loggerhead Marinelife Center celebrates Endangered Species Day by highlighting its sea turtle patients, including Lola (pictured above).

Endangered Species Day

On May 15, 2020, we celebrate Endangered Species Day through the continuous rehabilitation of our endangered and threatened sea turtles. Since Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) monitors one of the most densely populated sea turtle nesting beaches in the world, it is our responsibility to ensure the conservation of our sea turtle patients.

As a free-admission Center, our nonprofit operates through daily door donations, limited paid experiences, and our retail outlets. While achieving our mission through four core areas – conservation, education, rehabilitation and research – we also leverage our retail outlets to help generate funds for our sea turtle patients that require critical care.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center provides critical care for over 100 sea turtles and 1,000 hatchlings each year.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center provides critical care for over 100 sea turtles and 1,000 hatchlings each year.

Cause-Driven Commerce

This framework allows us to promote a sustainable lifestyle while saving the lives of sick, injured or stranded sea turtles. As a state-of-the-art sea turtle hospital and ocean conservation hub, we are committed to protecting sea turtles and their habitats.

Through our retail efforts, we invite supporters to follower their inner compass, like our global migratory sea turtles, and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Our retail efforts encourage supporters to purchase items to generate awareness for sea turtle and ocean conservation while helping provide care for our current sea turtle patients.

Through cause-driven commerce, our supporters help us make a difference in the world of conservation. With every purchase, you are directly supporting LMC’s lifesaving work for sea turtles and ocean conservation. This Endangered Species Day, opt for more sustainable alternatives to support our 20 plus sea turtle patients!

Saving Sea Turtles on Endangered Species Day

To celebrate wildlife conservation, make a vow to replace common single-use items in your home with sustainable items or purchase an item on our online store to help heal our more than 20 sea turtle patients needing critical care. While our Center receives patients with various injuries and ailments, our Center has documented that nearly 100 percent of sea turtles that arrive to our Center have ingested marine debris or plastic pollution. Follow your inner compass towards ocean conservation by selecting items from our Choice Matters program and creating positive change in your own life. Celebrating endangered species isn’t a day, it’s a lifestyle.

Zubey is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle at patient at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
Zubey is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle at patient at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Sip Sustainably

One leading cause for the declining health in sea turtles are microplastics, which are often mistaken as food. With quick observation, anyone is soon to realize that microplastics are often found in our everyday items. 

But little changes – such as ditching the plastic straw and sipping sustainably – has the ability to protect our oceans and marine life, in exchange for more mindful options such as hay, stainless steel, bamboo straws and more. 

If straws aren’t your M.O. to begin with, check out our que collapsible bottles. This item is the ideal travel bottle to slip in your gym bag or to take with you for any of your globetrotting adventures! 

Wear Your Support

Sometimes it’s simply what you wear that makes a statement. Especially when it’s rescue apparel from LMC’s gift shop.

Made out of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, this sea turtle rescue long sleeve unisex tee is a go-to to bring sea turtles in style and in the conversation. Make it one of your purchases this Endangered Species Day!

Shop Educational Activities 

Leave the planet a little better than you found it! Teach the next generation with purchases, such as our fun sea turtle 3D model kit, to educate young and curious minds. Build up-and-coming conservations with this playful set that will introduce kids to some of our longtime mariners. 

This item is made of environmentally friendly and biodegradable materials, eco-friendly ink with non-toxic glue included. Each piece is numbered and assembly takes 10 -20 minutes, just glue together in sequence.

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All purchases made through Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s retail outlets directly benefit the conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtles.

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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 world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open daily and hosts over 360,000 guests free-of-charge each year. The Center’s conservation team works with 90 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 LMC’s conservation and education impact. For more information, visit www.marinelife.org or call (561) 627-8280.

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Media Contact:

Lauren Eissey

Public Relations and Engagement Specialist

561-627-8280, x124

leissey@marinelife.org

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