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I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July! While we all look forward to holiday BBQs, beach days, and colorful fireworks displays, the inevitable truth is that all of these celebrations tend to leave trash behind. This is especially important on Independence Day as it falls at the height of sea turtle nesting season on our densely nested beaches. This morning, we gathered a group of volunteers to do… Read More

Yesterday, May 1, marked the beginning of nesting season across many beaches in Florida and up the Atlantic Coastline, but here in Juno Beach, we are two months in – 60 leatherback nests and 92 loggerhead nests in to be exact. We are lucky to share the beaches with these endangered species, but they leave us with a great responsibility to ensure the area is safe for the nesting females and the… Read More

Sea turtle nesting season officially began in Juno Beach on March 1st.  Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) biologists are permitted by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to survey the beaches from Tequesta to Jupiter Island every morning during nesting season, from March 1 to October 31. For the past 23 years, the team has counted crawls and nests, and documented hatch success for the three species of sea turtles (leatherbacks, loggerheads and green… Read More