While local restaurants try to cope during this difficult time, we can help support our Blue Table Program partners by ordering delivery, takeout, or curbside pickup. These restaurants remain committed to protecting the marine environment by eliminating single-use plastics and promoting sustainable choices in their facilities.       Below are the current options available from our Blue Table…

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In February, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s (LMC) conservation coordinator traveled to Texas to attend the Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Network Meeting.

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With 2020 in full swing, LMC’s conservation department is counting down the top 9 strangest marine debris items removed during beach cleanups in 2019! 9. 1,771 Plastic Lollipop Sticks 8. A Motorcycle Helmet 7. 156 Glow Sticks 6. A Lightsaber 5. A Radiosonde 4. A Baby Doll 3. A Broken Soccer Goal 2. Six Octopus…

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As we give thanks this holiday season, follow these simple, eco-friendly tips for a sustainable Thanksgiving celebration! Buy locally and sustainably. Shop at your local farmer’s market and don’t forget your reusable shopping bags. Use reusable cookware, plates, cups, napkins and utensils. Remember to have plenty of reusable to-go ware for all of those leftovers!…

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“I never leave my trash behind when I go to the beach, so how is there so much to pick up during beach cleanups?” A beach cleanup volunteer asks one of LMC’s conservation team members. “That’s a great question,” our volunteer replies, holding up a small yellow bottle with the words “Vinagre” etched into the…

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Following each beach and underwater cleanup, LMC’s Conservation Department sorts and analyzes the collected trash. In August 2019, 8 beach cleanups were conducted and evaluated. This data was collected and sorted in alignment with best practices as outlined by our partners at NOAA and the Ocean Conservancy. A special thank you to Bank of America for sponsoring LMC’s Sort Reports.

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Through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Conservation Team recently shipped off 43 MILES of monofilament fishing line for recycling! Through this recycling program, the plastic monofilament fishing line collected is melted down and reused to create tackle boxes, spools for line, fish habitats, and toys! In…

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