Loggerhead Marinelife Center is partnering with cities and towns across Florida's coastlines to implement a ban on balloons.
Florida’s East Coast is home to some of the most densely utilized sea turtle nesting beaches in the country. At Loggerhead Marinelife Center, hospital staff regularly treat turtles with complications due to marine debris ingestion.
Balloons are often released, purposefully or by accident, and end up littering the ocean. Deflated balloons resemble jellies, a common prey item for sea turtle species. In an effort to promote the safety and protection of marine life, LMC staff wish to form partnerships to prohibit the use of balloons in designated locations along the coast. Bring the balloon ban to you!