Take the following quiz to find out just how much YOU know about ocean plastics and what you can do to help! If we all work together, we will be able to reduce the flow of plastics into the ocean and help save sea turtles and other marine life for generations to come!
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!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and people are starting to think about the great loves of their lives- but has the ocean made your list? Along with making Valentine’s Day plans here at LMC, we’ve decided to show our love for the ocean, as well as our loved ones, by doing these five things on Wednesday, and every day! 1. Remember Your Reusable Bag While on the hunt for that… Read More
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
This has been a busy semester! We have been traveling, starting new projects, and counting endless amounts of trash removed from local beaches. In the midst of everything, we welcomed three new Conservation Interns in August. We rely heavily on the dedication of our volunteers and interns. Each new group brings new ideas, new skills, and new ways to learn and improve. We are very lucky to have another amazing set of… Read More
This month, our work with cigarette butts on fishing piers continues. One stipulation of the grant we received from Keep America Beautiful is follow-up litter scans at each location where cigarette receptacles were installed. The bins have been collecting butts at 15 sites in Florida since June. With help from a few of our partners, we have been busy counting cigarette butts both contained in the receptacles and littered on the ground… Read More