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LMC partners with statewide organizations to conduct green sea turtle research in the Keys

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s (LMC) Director of Research Dr. Justin Perrault joined research partners at Force Blue (a team of retired combat veterans focused on programs to help the world’s marine resources in the Florida Keys), The Turtle Hospital of Marathon, Inwater Research Group, and Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, to conduct a…

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Dr. Perrault Visits South Africa

Dr. Justin Perrault, Director of Research at LMC, contributed to this blog post. In recent visit, LMC Director of Research trained Nelson Mandela University researchers on proper nesting sea turtle blood collection procedures   Dr. Justin Perrault, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s director of research, recently returned from a two-week trip to South Africa to train individuals…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center Researchers Receive Grant to Study Impacts of Fire Ant Pesticide on Sea Turtles

Loggerhead Marinelife Center researchers have received a grant to study the impacts of the fire ant pesticide AMDRO® on the reproductive success, hatchling quality and sea-finding behavior of loggerhead sea turtles. Sea turtle nests are constantly vulnerable to poaching, nest inundation, climate change, invasive pests and predators, among other obstacles. Fire ants are one of…

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Yet another harmful algal bloom in Florida affecting sea turtles and other marine life

A large number of sea turtles are washing up on Sanibel and Captiva beaches. The suspected cause is red tide poisoning. (Photo: Andrew West/The News-Press)

Dr. Charles Manire, Director of Rehabilitation & Dr. Justin Perrault, Director of Research contributed to this blog. Over the past week, our team at Loggerhead Marinelife Center has been contacted about the alarming headlines of sick and/or deceased sea turtles washing ashore in Florida. These reports are staggering, yet accurate, and this looks to be…

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