Keeping Our Beach Clean

By Tom Longo | October 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Keeping Our Beach Clean

International Coastal Cleanup day was a huge success at the Loggerhead Marinlife Center. The Blue Friends along with LMC staff, Fletch, and over 100 passionate community members removed 160 pounds…

Machine Guns and Conservation

By Tom Longo | September 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Machine Guns and Conservation

Our C.O.O., David McClymont, just checked in from his surf trip to Nicaragua with a cool sea turtle protection story. While traveling to a remote, offshore surf break, David and…

Radley Tagged

By Tom Longo | August 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Radley Tagged

Photo by Kelly Griffith Yesterday, in preparation for release, Radley was affixed with a tag by our research department. The process of selecting an individual turtle to receive a tag…

Enrichment

By Tom Longo | August 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Enrichment

We continue our search for a permanent home for our non-releasable patient, Turtwig. We have been providing Turtwig with enrichment devices in order to encourage natural behavior. While in their…

Surgical Suite

By Tom Longo | August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Surgical Suite

2010 has been extremely busy, record setting year in the Gordon and Patricia Grey Sea Turtle Hospital, over 150 sea turtles were admitted as patients. In addition to increasing the…

Viking and Radley Heading Home!

By Tom Longo | August 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Viking and Radley Heading Home!

It is always a special day when our patients are able to be released. Please join us this Saturday, July 24th to see our patients, Viking and Radley, return to…

Andre the “giant” green sea turtle

By Tom Longo | August 14, 2010 | Comments Off on Andre the “giant” green sea turtle

Andre is an adult, male green sea turtle who came to us as a patient on June 15, 2010. A beachgoer named Melissa, and her family found Andre struggling in…

Hatchling Release

By Tom Longo | August 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Hatchling Release

This past Friday, July 30th, we released 110 Loggerhead Sea Turtle hatchlings in the sargassum weed line offshore. Friday was a perfect day for an offshore release; calm water and…

Turtwig’s New Home

By Tom Longo | July 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Turtwig’s New Home

Turtwig is a sub-adult green sea turtle who has been a patient in our hospital since August 2009. Turtwig was admitted to our hospital with buoyancy issues which most likely…

Team Work!

By Tom Longo | July 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Team Work!

This past Monday we received a call from FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) informing us of an injured adult, female Loggerhead Sea Turtle that was found stranded on…