Loggerhead Marinelife Center to Release Endangered Sea Turtle This Saturday

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | January 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Loggerhead Marinelife Center to Release Endangered Sea Turtle This Saturday

WHAT: A 21.23 pound juvenile green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) will complete its transition from rescue to release on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (weather and surf permitting) with help from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) rehabilitation staff and volunteers that have cared for it since November 21, 2010. The public is invited…

New Year, New Blog, New Sea Turtle

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | January 18, 2011 | Comments Off on New Year, New Blog, New Sea Turtle

Hi folks! My name is Brittany Jo Miller and I am the new Sr. Coordinator, Marketing & Communications for Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida. One of the components of my new position is blogging about what’s happening here on the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beach. Trust me when I say, there’s…

How Old Are Sea Turtles?

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | October 21, 2010 | Comments Off on How Old Are Sea Turtles?

One of the most common questions that we receive in our center is from guests inquiring about the age of our sea turtle patients. There are several myths associated with identifying the age of a sea turtle, one of which being counting the rings on the carapace. This is not true, nor can the age…

Keeping Our Beach Clean

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | 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 of trash from Juno Beach!!!

Machine Guns and Conservation

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | 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 friends were stopped by a small boat of four Nicaraguan “police” carrying sub-machine guns.  Traveling internationally in a developing country can be very unpredictable. The…

Radley Tagged

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | 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 is determined by both the research and rehab departments with final approval by our research committee. Radley was chosen to receive the Mk10-AFB tag by…

Enrichment

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | 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 natural environment, Green Sea Turtles keep their shell free of algae and barnacles by using sponges, rocks, etc. as rubbing posts. We provide Turtwig with…

Surgical Suite

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | 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 need for supplies and equipment, the hospital has seen a significant rise in surgical cases. Up to this point, hospital staff has been using plastic…

Viking and Radley Heading Home!

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | 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 the wild. The release is dependent on weather and surf conditions. Monitor our website and Facebook for updates. The release is scheduled for Noon on…

Andre the “giant” green sea turtle

By Loggerhead Marinelife Center | 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 the surf on the sandbar off Juno Beach. Melissa and her family realized that Andre had sustained serious injuries and went out into the water…