With the Fourth of July’s recent passing, we often see an increase in the amount of debris left on the beach. Fireworks are beautiful, but after the show is over, the remaining packaging can harm nesting sea turtles and hatchlings on our busy beaches. So, yesterday, I enlisted LMC’s Jr. Marine Biologist campers to help solve the problem. In teams of five, I challenged them to collect 25 pieces of trash on… Read More

One of the most important components of our Responsible Pier Initiative is the educational workshops that we provide first-responders at participating piers. Over the next few days LMC team members, Kerri and Demi, will be on the road conducting regional workshops across the state of Florida and blogging about their adventures. Kerri is the center’s education manager and has been part of the LMC family since October 2013. She joined our team… Read More

Loggerhead Marinelife Center has partnered with Ocean Conservancy on their “Trash Free Seas” marine clean debris initiative. The program works on various fronts addressing the problem of marine debris, taking a holistic approach towards solutions. The initiative is based off the need for additional information in regards to the effects that ocean debris has on marine and coastal wildlife. Unfortunately, very little data exists on the amount of debris that female sea… Read More