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What a week!

By neonadmin | April 15, 2016 | Comments Off on What a week!

Whew, our night crew is exhausted this morning after documenting and sampling FIVE nesting leatherback turtles last night!  That is the most that our night crew has documented in a single night so far this season.  Before we rehash our busiest night of the season, we want to fill you in on the last few…

Turtle Hat Trick!

By neonadmin | April 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Turtle Hat Trick!

We had another hat trick of turtles on Juno Beach last night!  It sure was an exciting night for our Leatherback Crew. The first leatherback our team encountered last night was Pumpkin.  Pumpkin was first tagged on Juno Beach in 2010 by LMC researchers.  She was seen nesting twice in 2010 and six times in…

The Leatherback Project at LMC: New Beginnings

By neonadmin | March 24, 2016 | Comments Off on The Leatherback Project at LMC: New Beginnings

The leatherbacks are here! We are thrilled to announce the reinstatement of The Leatherback Project at LMC!  The project kicked off this month and includes new faces and collaborations. Under the direction of Dr. Manire, Stephanie Kedzuf, LMC’s Research Innovations Manager, is managing the project and technicians. We have hired two part-time seasonal technicians for the project, Jake…

First Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest for 2016 Found on Juno Beach, Florida

By neonadmin | February 26, 2016 | Comments Off on First Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest for 2016 Found on Juno Beach, Florida

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) biologists discovered the first leatherback sea turtle nest in Florida, and likely the United States, for the 2016 season on Wednesday morning. Biologists found and marked the clutch of eggs approximately 100 feet south of the Juno Beach Pier. LMC staff will continue to monitor the nest over the next two…