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October 2018 Newsletter

CEO Chatter with Jack E. Lighton Dear Friend of LMC, As we sail through fall, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to a very special Go Blue Awards Luncheon edition of our monthly eNewsletter! Our Go Blue Awards Luncheon was co-founded by Lynne and Pete Wells and recognizes those who contribute to…

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September 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friends of LMC, Welcome to September! Here in Palm Beach County, we continue to monitor our prolific nesting beaches, and it is wonderful to know that with the help of our community, we have been fortunate to welcome thousands of nesting sea turtles to our local beaches. As…

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August 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friend of LMC, Here in Florida, summer vacation may be over but LMC is heating things up as we head towards our 6th Annual Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall which will occur on Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free, fun event offers…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center Turns 35!

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center celebrates its 35th birthday today! While our current facility opened in 2007, you may not know that long-time Juno Beach resident Eleanor Fletcher started what is now Loggerhead Marinelife Center, originally incorporated in 1983 under a different name.     Here are just a few of the things we have accomplished: Rehabilitation…

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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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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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Anglers Assist

The first two Saturdays of every month, LMC’s Juno Beach Pier staff leads Kid’s Fishing Programs to teach young anglers responsible fishing practices. During their lessons, the students learn basics such as the various types of fishing rods, how to tie knots, how to bait their hooks and how to cast from the pier. Especially…

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The Leatherback Project at LMC: New Beginnings

The leatherbacks are here! We are thrilled to announce the reinstatement of The Leatherback Project at LMC!  The project kicked off this month and includes new faces and collaborations. Under the direction of Dr. Manire, Stephanie Kedzuf, LMC’s Research Innovations Manager, is managing the project and technicians. We have hired two part-time seasonal technicians for the project, Jake…

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First Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest for 2016 Found on Juno Beach, Florida

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) biologists discovered the first leatherback sea turtle nest in Florida, and likely the United States, for the 2016 season on Wednesday morning. Biologists found and marked the clutch of eggs approximately 100 feet south of the Juno Beach Pier. LMC staff will continue to monitor the nest over the next two…

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