Q&A with Leatherback Researcher Javier Velasco

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | August 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Q&A with Leatherback Researcher Javier Velasco

A: Closer Look at the Field Research Being Done on Juno Beach We sat down with researcher Javier Velasco to find out more about what he’s studying right here on Juno Beach. Javier is a graduate research assistant, pursuing his PhD in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Wisconsin. Working with Loggerhead Marinelife…

KCI – Helping Humans and Animals Heal

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | August 11, 2011 | Comments Off on KCI – Helping Humans and Animals Heal

If you’ve followed Andre’s journey, you know KCI’s V.A.C.® Therapy was instrumental in the sea turtle’s recovery. But who is KCI? And what does their VAC do? We sat down with Mike Barger, Corporate Communications Manager of KCI, to learn more. Q: Mike, what can you tell us about KCI? A: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is…

Endangered Sea Turtle Returns to the Wild After Rescue, Rehabilitation and Revolutionary Medical Treatmen

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | August 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Endangered Sea Turtle Returns to the Wild After Rescue, Rehabilitation and Revolutionary Medical Treatmen

August 3, 2011 – Juno Beach, Fla. – Nearly 1,500 onlookers watched as “Andre,” an endangered green sea turtle, made his way back into the ocean today after 414 days of rehabilitation at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Andre’s journey back to health included the use of medical technology never before used on an animal. Released in…

Blue Friends Society July Social Raises $1,871 for Loggerhead Marinelife Center

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | July 15, 2011 | Comments Off on Blue Friends Society July Social Raises $1,871 for Loggerhead Marinelife Center

July 15, 2011 – Juno Beach, FL – Nearly 100 guests gathered at a summer cocktail social held at Seasons 52 on July 14th to meet, mingle and chat about conservation. Organized by the Blue Friends Society, a support group of Loggerhead Marinelife Center, the event was held on the restaurant’s top floor overlooking the…

Loggerhead Marinelife Center Announces Open Call for Go Blue Award Nominations Recognizing Leaders in Ocean Conservation

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | June 30, 2011 | Comments Off on Loggerhead Marinelife Center Announces Open Call for Go Blue Award Nominations Recognizing Leaders in Ocean Conservation

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Go Blue Awards, which are given annually to three individuals and a business that are making extraordinary contributions to promoting marine conservation. Nominations can be made through August 15th. A downloadable application is available at marinelife.org/bluefriends. All nominations will be reviewed by a…

Admiral’s Cove Cares Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Loggerhead Marine Life Center

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | June 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Admiral’s Cove Cares Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to Loggerhead Marine Life Center

The Admiral’s Cove Cares Charitable Foundation (ACCCF) recently hosted a tea to distribute nearly $400,000 in grants to 32 local charities. Recipients included the Loggerhead Marine Life Center.  Deborah Jaffee attended the event to accept the grant award. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is committed to the conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems through public education, research and…

Sea Turtle to Undergo Weeks of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Experimental Procedure

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | June 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Sea Turtle to Undergo Weeks of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Experimental Procedure

     You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But Can You Lead a Sea Turtle to Land? Loggerhead Marinelife Center Staff Veterinarian Dr. Nancy Mettee is hoping the creative application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may help heal one of the center’s largest patients in an experimental procedure. The quest to rehabilitate “Kahuna” has sparked an…

Remembering the Oil Spill One Year Later

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | April 20, 2011 | Comments Off on Remembering the Oil Spill One Year Later

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill began one year ago today. During the spill and its aftermath, Loggerhead Marinelife Center received Secondary Facility status, charged with caring for sea turtles that may be affected by the disaster should a need arise. We received an out pour of support during that time from people who share a…

Marinelife Center Volunteers Clean Pier as Organization Preps for Earth Day Events

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | April 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Marinelife Center Volunteers Clean Pier as Organization Preps for Earth Day Events

If you read the blog regularly, by now you know Loggerhead Marinelife Center is committed to promoting conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems. An interesting step we’ve taken is partnering with Jupiter-based dive shop Scuba Works to clean the Juno Beach Pier in April. A volunteer team of six dove the 990-foot pier, removing 98.5 pounds…

Leatherback sea turtle nests increasing in Florida

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | April 5, 2011 | Comments Off on Leatherback sea turtle nests increasing in Florida

It’s leatherback nesting time and the species is making it known on local beaches. Loggerhead Marinelife Center biologists began working overnight to research leatherbacks in 2001. They patrol 12 miles of beach during nesting season and tag, microchip, measure, and take a skin biopsy of every leatherback turtle they encounter, revealing important data such as…