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Sea turtle release off Juno Beach Wednesday morning*

Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center When*: Wednesday, June 27, 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 Guy Harvey the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach. Guy Harvey is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found floating in the surf off the shore of Palm Beach Island. The…

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Fourth Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest Opens Monday, July 2nd

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is calling photographers of all ages and experiences to submit their best photo of the Juno Beach Pier for the Center’s Fourth Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest. Submissions open Monday, July 2 and run until Friday, August 10. As a treasured Palm Beach County icon, the Juno Beach Pier has been…

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World Sea Turtle Day!

Happy World Sea Turtle Day!! On June 16 we celebrate sea turtles and think about what fascinating animals they are! Check out these fun facts about sea turtles! Turtles don’t have teeth. Instead, their upper and lower jaws have sheaths (papillae) made of keratin, the same stuff your fingernails are made of.   Female sea…

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This beach is getting busy

It’s that time of year again! Right now, on Juno Beach, we have all three species nesting on any given night. Leatherbacks are starting to slow down but loggerheads are going steady and green turtles are starting to pick up.   A green turtle in a deep body pit while she lays her eggs. Photo…

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June 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friend of LMC, The month of June is upon us, and here at Loggerhead Marinelife Center we are happy to report that on the 9.5-mile stretch of beach we monitor, our research team has reported nearly 4,000 sea turtle nests to date. June and July is the peak of sea…

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Protecting Sea Turtles

How policies and nonprofits work together in ocean conservation Here at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, we often talk about the importance of sea turtle conservation. We see the beauty they add to our oceans and the joy they bring to our community. But how are these captivating creatures actually protected? Let’s dive into the nebulous depths…

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World Oceans Day – Plastic is Forever

Celebrate World Oceans Day by preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. Plastic is forever – every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists. Just think about how many times you have used a straw, plastic fork or knife, or plastic cup. These items are used for seconds, hours…

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Sea Turtles, Hatchlings and Nests – Oh My!

Here in Palm Beach County, we’re approaching the peak of the 2018 sea turtle nesting season. That means more… and more… and MORE nests and hatchlings will soon be found on our local beaches! And who doesn’t love sea turtle hatchlings? They’re obviously completely adorable. Did you know that in 2017, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s research…

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Noisy nesting mamas

Did you know that some leatherbacks make a lot noise while they are nesting? Not all leatherbacks are noisy nesters but we get pretty excited when we come across a noisy girl. Parker, a new mama on our beaches, was a very vocal lady! Some of the noises are just loud breaths, but some sound…

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Leatherbacks nesting during the day?

Peak leatherback season has come and gone. That being said, we are still seeing leatherback ladies in Juno Beach (loggerheads are also here in full force!). Since our last post, we have encountered 11 leatherbacks on our beaches. Some of these mamas are repeat nesters but some are new! Of the ladies we have already…

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