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November 2018 Newsletter

CEO Chatter with Jack E. Lighton Dear Friend of LMC, On behalf of our wonderful team of staff and volunteers I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Here at Loggerhead Marinelife Center we have so much to be thankful for and it is due to the teamwork…

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October 2018 Newsletter

CEO Chatter with Jack E. Lighton Dear Friend of LMC, As we sail through fall, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to a very special Go Blue Awards Luncheon edition of our monthly eNewsletter! Our Go Blue Awards Luncheon was co-founded by Lynne and Pete Wells and recognizes those who contribute to…

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September 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friends of LMC, Welcome to September! Here in Palm Beach County, we continue to monitor our prolific nesting beaches, and it is wonderful to know that with the help of our community, we have been fortunate to welcome thousands of nesting sea turtles to our local beaches. As…

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August 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friend of LMC, Here in Florida, summer vacation may be over but LMC is heating things up as we head towards our 6th Annual Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall which will occur on Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free, fun event offers…

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center Turns 35!

balloon on the beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center celebrates its 35th birthday today! While our current facility opened in 2007, you may not know that long-time Juno Beach resident Eleanor Fletcher started what is now Loggerhead Marinelife Center, originally incorporated in 1983 under a different name.     Here are just a few of the things we have accomplished: Rehabilitation…

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July 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friend of LMC, We have over 10,000 reasons to celebrate sea turtle and ocean conservation: 10,533 reasons to be exact!  This past weekend our research team marked the 10,000th sea turtle nest on the 9.5-mile stretch of beach we monitor.  Because of your passionate support of our Center…

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2018 leatherback season overview

Well, we had an awesome leatherback nesting season! We have 154 leatherbacks nests on the beaches we patrol, which is exciting for us as we only had 97 last year. Of our 154 nests, our nighttime tagging team had 108 encounters! We saw 62 individual leatherback turtles this year, including 24 new mamas and some…

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This beach is getting busy

It’s that time of year again! Right now, on Juno Beach, we have all three species nesting on any given night. Leatherbacks are starting to slow down but loggerheads are going steady and green turtles are starting to pick up.   A green turtle in a deep body pit while she lays her eggs. Photo…

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June 2018 Newsletter

CEO CHATTER WITH JACK LIGHTON   Dear Friend of LMC, The month of June is upon us, and here at Loggerhead Marinelife Center we are happy to report that on the 9.5-mile stretch of beach we monitor, our research team has reported nearly 4,000 sea turtle nests to date. June and July is the peak of sea…

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Sea Turtles, Hatchlings and Nests – Oh My!

Here in Palm Beach County, we’re approaching the peak of the 2018 sea turtle nesting season. That means more… and more… and MORE nests and hatchlings will soon be found on our local beaches! And who doesn’t love sea turtle hatchlings? They’re obviously completely adorable. Did you know that in 2017, Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s research…

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