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Leatherbacks nesting during the day?

Peak leatherback season has come and gone. That being said, we are still seeing leatherback ladies in Juno Beach (loggerheads are also here in full force!). Since our last post, we have encountered 11 leatherbacks on our beaches. Some of these mamas are repeat nesters but some are new! Of the ladies we have already…

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Do sea turtles nest in the rain?

Yes they do. The past week has been pretty stormy, yet we are starting to encounter more turtles each night than we have seen so far this season! During the past week we have surpassed 1,000 nests (including both leatherback and loggerhead turtles). Even with the nasty weather, the nighttime tagging team  has encountered 21…

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Sea turtle release off Juno Beach Wednesday morning*

Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center When*: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10 a.m. Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach) What: LMC will release Teddy the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach. Teddy is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found chronic debilitated near Hutchinson Island in January. Initial bloodwork showed anemia and…

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See turtles up close this summer with Loggerhead Marinelife Center

It’s no secret that sea turtles steal the show in South Florida. During nesting season, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s popular summer beach programs will once again give local or out-of-town guests the unique, unforgettable experience of seeing sea turtles up close, including Turtle Walks, Hatchling Releases and Biologist Beach Walks. Turtle Walks – Guests can safely observe sea turtles’ nesting…

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May 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friends of LMC, Even though summertime is officially about one month away, things here in Florida are heating up. Sea turtle nesting season is progressing nicely, and we are rapidly moving towards peak nesting season (June and July.) To date, we already have nearly 1,000 sea turtle nests…

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Still getting new mamas

Have you ever wondered how we measure the turtles we see? Our measurement of “shell length” is actually the curved carapace length (CCL) of the turtle. The carapace is the top (or back) part of a turtle’s shell. We measure the carapace using a soft measuring tape and we call this measurement the curved carapace…

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Run 4 The Sea in Juno Beach, help save sea turtles

Woman running in South Florida

Run for ocean conservation with Loggerhead Marinelife Center at its seventh annual Run 4 The Sea on Saturday, June 16 along scenic A1A in Juno Beach, Florida. The benefit race includes a four-mile run for adults at 7 a.m. and a one-mile kids’ fun run at 8:15 a.m. The event will also include a Virtual Run, so participants of all ages can run…

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LMC hospital staff performs first blood transfusion since 2014

The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center recently performed a blood transfusion to save a new sea turtle patient’s life. Seabastian, a juvenile loggerhead rescued by LMC staff three weeks ago, arrived at the Center chronic debilitated. The turtle’s bloodwork also showed severe anemia, hypoglycemia and overall poor health from starvation. Anemia occurs from…

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Our first three-peat and more remigrants

We encountered our first three-peat (a female we’ve seen three times this season) turtle on April 25. Aussie, a female notably missing a large portion of her front right flipper, nested previously on April 6 and April 16. We are excited to have seen her three times already and are hoping to see her again…

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Solana, a sea turtle named by Florida Power & Light employees, released off Juno Beach

The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center privately released Solana, a rehabilitated sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle named by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) employees, off Juno Beach on Tuesday, April 3. Headquartered just two miles from Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), FPL has dedicated its support to further LMC’s mission of sea turtle and ocean conservation for more than…

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