Juno Beach, Fla. (May 23, 2023) – Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) will be holding a public sea turtle release for two loggerheads. Petunia and Josie, both subadults, will be released simultaneously on Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The release will occur on the beach located behind the Center.
Josie arrived at Loggerhead Marinelife Center on April 5 emaciated and debilitated from a healed traumatic amputation of the left front limb. Petunia arrived at LMC on May 6 with a wound to her shoulder. Josie and Petunia were both brought to the Center by Inwater Research Group in Jensen Beach, Fla., and received recovery care from the Center’s hospital team.
What: Public release of two subadult loggerhead sea turtles
When: Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
Where: On the beach behind Loggerhead Marinelife Center at 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408
More Information: Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. The turtles will be promptly released at 10 a.m. LMC advises guests to wear sun protection: a hat, cool clothing, and sunscreen, and to bring a reusable water bottle. All sea turtle releases are dependent on favorable weather and surf conditions. Please check marinelife.org and the Center’s social media platforms to ensure the release is moving forward. Those who can’t make it to the public release can join Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s summer programs that provide several opportunities to encounter sea turtles.
For more information about Josie and Petunia, visit marinelife.org/patients.
For more information about Loggerhead’s summer programs, visit marinelife.org/experiences/.
About Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC)
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, located in Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach, Fla., is a sea turtle research, rehabilitation, education, and conservation center. The Center also manages the Juno Beach Pier across the street from the park. Established in 1983, LMC seeks to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Its facilities include a sea turtle hospital, a research laboratory, and exhibit areas, including live sea turtles and other coastal creatures.