This Holiday SEAson, don’t forget to give a gift to the sea! Follow one, two or all 5 of these simple ways to reduce your plastic waste during the holidays. 1. Choose recycled or reusable wrapping options for gift giving, such as reusable bags and boxes. 2. Show off your cookie decorating skills and make memories with loved ones by baking homemade treats instead of grabbing heavily packaged, pre-made sweets…. Read More
This week, during nesting patrol on Juno Beach, our research team came across this. It is a sad reminder of how our actions impact the world around us. These hatchlings, just starting out on their journey of life are mere minutes old, but have already come in contact with one of the greatest threats posed to sea turtles on Earth- plastic. Every month, Loggerhead Marinelife Center analyzes all marine debris collected during… Read More
Since 2016, Loggerhead Marinelife Center and partner organizations have removed over 20,000 bottle caps from Florida beaches. Can you spot some of the other strange items found during our beach cleanups? – 2 toy dinosaurs – An Apple Watch – A pig – A die – A toy plane – An orange cat – A clownfish – Dory – A hammerhead shark – A road reflector – A fish trap tag
In honor of World Ocean’s Day, Loggerhead Marinelife Center teamed up with Jupiter Dive Center, a local dive shop in Jupiter, Florida to host the first Juno Beach Pier Underwater Cleanup in 2018. In one 50 minute dive, 8 divers were able to remove over 88.2 MILES of fishing line from under the pier. Each mile of fishing line recovered reduces the chance of entangling marine life, likely resulting in flipper amputation,… Read More
With graduation season in full force and Mother’s Day right around the corner, please don’t forget to hold on tight to those celebratory balloons…. or better yet, don’t buy them at all! Since 2017, Loggerhead Marinelife Center has removed over 1,700 balloons from local Florida beaches. When balloons are released into the sky, they often come down and end up in our ocean. Deflated balloons resemble jellies, a common food item for… Read More
On Earth Day, April 22, 2018, as part of our upcoming Blue Table Initiative, Loggerhead Marinelife Center has partnered with local restaurants and The City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to go #StrawFreewithLMC For this event, the restaurants listed have agreed to refrain from offering plastic straws to their patrons on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018, to help increase public awareness of the need to eliminate single-use plastics, such as straws. In… Read More
Nesting season is here- so don your red lights and test out your nesting season knowledge! Happy nesting season everyone!
A few weeks ago, we welcomed Katie O’Hara to our team as Conservation Coordinator. Growing up in Virginia Beach with a marine biologist mom, Katie was exposed to conservation work from an early age – beach clean-ups and assisting with sea turtle stranding responses were all part of the usual routine. Katie also grew up coming to LMC while spending holidays at her grandparent’s house just up the road. Spending time at LMC… Read More