Public Sea Turtle Release at Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Sea turtle patient Nemo Juno Beach, Fla. (March 7, 2023) – Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) will be holding its second public sea turtle release of the year on Thursday, March 9. A 212-pound adult male loggerhead sea turtle named Nemo will be released at 10:30 a.m. on the beach located behind the Center. Nemo was…Read More
Monthly Donor Spotlight: Gordon Gray
Left to right: Gordon Gray and wife Patricia; daughter Diane Gray, LMC’s newest board member. “No donor has been more influential in defining and advancing Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s mission than our good friend Gordon Gray,” said Board Member Ray Graziotto December 1, 2022, at the Circle of 100 Celebration. That evening, Graziotto announced the renaming…Read More
Dr. Heather Barron Speaks at the Largest Vet Conference in the United States
Last week, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Heather Barron, attended the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) in Orlando, Fl. VMX is the largest vet conference in the United States gathering a crowd of over 28,000 attendees for a week of world-class education from global industry leaders. Dr. Barron gave several talks, workshops, and…Read More
What forensic analysis can teach us about sea turtles and their predators
LMC’s Director of Researcher, Dr. Justin Perrault, discovered an interesting wound on the head of a nesting leatherback sea turtle named Windy. Initially, the team was participating in a larger study documenting injuries on turtles that nest on local beaches monitored by LMC, but this inquiry led them to discover much more. The manuscript recently…Read More
TurtleFest 2023 — See you March 18!
2023 TurtleFest is just around the corner and LMC can’t wait to welcome guests back for the 18th year. This year’s theme: respect the locals— 40 years of sea turtle & ocean conservation. TurtleFest is a free all-day event hosted on Saturday, March 18, (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) located at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and…Read More
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Staff Hard at Work this Holiday Season
Juno Beach Fla. (December 21, 2023) – Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) received four cold-stunned loggerhead sea turtles from Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, making a total of eight patients at the Center. In a collaborative effort with Turtles Fly Too and the Virginia Aquarium, the turtles were flown privately to Palm Beach County to…Read More
People and Planet Safe Sunscreen
Did you know that Florida’s Coral Reef is the 3rd largest barrier reef system in the world? Florida’s Coral Reef stretches from the Dry Tortugas to the St. Lucie Inlet, spanning the entirety of the Palm Beach County coastline. It is home to over 40 species of coral that provide shelter and habitat for thousands…Read More
Turtles get CT scans the same way that humans do!
Last week, Loggerhead Marinelife Center patients Romeo, Smalls, and Buoy took a trip to Jupiter Medical Center. To give our veterinarian team insight into how LMC patients are recovering, the turtles received a CT scan from Dr. Lee Fox. These CT scans provide detailed internal images of the turtles and more information than plain X-rays.…Read More
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Collects 755,023 Candy Wrappers for Recycling Initiative
Juno Beach Fla. (November 30, 2022) — Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is proud to announce that a record-breaking 755,023 candy wrappers were collected through the 2022 Unwrap the Waves Initiative. Unwrap the Waves encourages the community and students to get in the spirit of conservation and to raise awareness about single-use waste. “This year’s results…Read More
Can turtles sense a hurricane coming?
Paprika, a loggerhead sea turtle, sensed that Hurricane Ian was on its way. But how did LMC researchers discover this? On April 25, LMC researchers affixed a satellite transmitter to Paprika’s carapace, the top shell, to better understand her movements during the breeding season and follow her post-nesting migration to her foraging grounds. From April…Read More