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August 2019 Newsletter

CEO Chatter with Jack E. Lighton Dear Friend of LMC, As ‘hatchlings’ head back to school, we have some record breaking news to report from Juno Beach, Florida. The 2019 sea turtle nesting season (March 1st through October 31st) has shattered our previous nesting season record, set in 2017, with just over 19,000 sea turtle…

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I-Spy Marine Debris – Monofilament Edition

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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5 Steps to Throwing a Turtley Awesome Birthday Party!

Looking for an amazing birthday celebration?  Shell-e-brate your child’s birthday with the sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center!   Step 1: Register for the Leatherback Birthday Package!Our Leatherback Package is the perfect birthday party celebration for your sea turtle-loving little one!  Sign up as soon as possible to be sure your child’s birthday time slot is…

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3 North Carolina Piers Welcomed to the Responsible Pier Initiative!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is pleased to welcome three new partners to our Responsible Pier Initiative Program—North Carolina’s Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach fishing piers.    With these new partners, the Responsible Pier Initiative now encompasses 68 fishing piers in the US (including Puerto Rico) working collaboratively with pier anglers to rescue accidentally…

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Sea Turtle Release Off Juno Beach Thursday (8/1/19) Morning

Corwin the sea turtle release

Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center When*: Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10:00 a.m. Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach) What: LMC will release Vitti the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach. Vitti is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that was found at FPL’s St.…

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