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May 2019 Newsletter

CEO Chatter with Jack E. Lighton Dear Friends of LMC,Raise your flippers if you are ready for a summertime packed with sun and fun! Hello from The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center where our campus is a buzz with summertime activities.   Sea Turtle Nesting Season Update: We are racing towards peak sea turtle nesting…

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Leatherback Nesting Season Week 6 and Injuries Update

Week Six started off slowly for nesting leatherbacks, however activity picked up rather quickly!  We ended the week with 10 individuals to bring our total number of sampled females to 50!!  The night crew were able to catch three turtles for the second time this nesting season: Shirleen, Sage, and Kitty!  We also encountered seven…

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LMC’s Hannah Campbell Elected Southeast Regional Director for the Florida Marine Science Educator’s Association (FMSEA)

Loggerhead Marinelife Center Director of Education Hannah Campbell has been elected Southeast Regional Director for the Florida Marine Science Educator’s Association (FMSEA). Founded in 1968, FMSEA is a professional group of individuals and organizations devoted to the cause of aquatic education in Florida. It is a regional chapter of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA), an organization…

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“Run 4 The Sea” while saving sea turtles

Race benefiting The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center held on June 15 in Juno Beach Run for sea turtles and ocean conservation with Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) at its eighth annual Run 4 The Sea on Saturday, June 15along scenic A1A in Juno Beach, Florida. This benefit race includes a four-mile run (or…

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Fifth Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest

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 Fifth Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest. Submissions open Wednesday, May 8 and run until Friday, May 31. As a treasured Palm Beach County icon, the Juno Beach Pier has been the subject…

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2019 Leatherback Nesting Season: Week Five Recap

Week five is a wrap! Leatherbacks are now up to 78 nests. Night crew encountered 9 individuals this week, some returners and some new nesters. The first encounter was Kitty. This is our first time seeing her this season, but was originally tagged in 2010. Her carapace was 143.2cm (4.69 ft) long. Virginia was the…

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2019 Leatherback Nesting Season: Week 4 Recap

Juno Beach and Jupiter are teeming with activity, which is keeping the night crew quite busy into the early morning hours. Week Four brought ten leatherback nesters onto the beach, bringing the total number of sampled mothers to 32!! Some turtles of interest in include a pair mothers who were first tagged back in 2003,…

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April 2019 Newsletter

CEO Chatter with Jack E. Lighton Dear Friends of LMC, I hope you are enjoying your Springtime!  Here in Juno Beach, we are rapidly preparing to enter May and moving swiftly towards June and July’s peak sea turtle nesting season.  Did you know the 9.5 mile stretch of beach our Center manages is one of…

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2019 Leatherback Nesting Season: Week Three Recap

Another successful week has gone by, on about 9.5 miles of beach, we are up to 41 nests. We have encountered 7 individuals this week. The first lovely lady we saw was named Buttercup, who was first tagged in 2012 and we last saw her in 2016. Her carapace length was 150.3 cm (4.93 feet).…

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