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This data represents all debris collected through LMC sponsored coastal cleanup events in Palm Beach County from January 1 – June 20, 2017. Following each beach and underwater cleanup, the Center’s sorting team, comprised of staff, volunteers, and interns weighs all debris and empties it onto a tarp. The trash is sorted into twenty specific categories, counted, and entered into our database. In the time period of January 1 – June 20, 2017,… Read More

In response to the increase in plastic pollution in coastal zones and ocean gyres, Surfrider Foundation’s Palm Beach County Chapter and Loggerhead Marinelife Center have partnered to bring the Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program to Palm Beach County. “The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program is designed to work with local restaurants and cafés to institute self-regulated ocean-friendly policies,” said Tommy Cutt, LMC’s Chief Conservation Officer. “Through educational workshops on marine conservation and ocean-friendly… Read More

Monofilament is a single strand of thin, durable plastic that is commonly used as fishing line.  It is designed to be nearly unbreakable and invisible underwater.  Like any other plastic, it takes hundreds of years to decompose.  As such, it often accumulates and can wrap around boat propellers, pier pilings, and other structures in the water.  Monofilament is sometimes ingested and can cause entanglement for many marine animals, and sea turtles are… Read More

LMC’s Pollution Prevention Initiative was developed out of the center’s commitment to battle the ongoing issue of marine debris. The initiative is composed of three primary components: Prevent and Reduce marine debris by providing adequate trash and recycle receptacles Remove marine debris from local beaches and waterways through clean-up events Educate the general public on the impacts of marine debris on the local environment and they can help In partnership with the Ocean… Read More

For those who may not be familiar, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a conservation organization based out of Juno Beach, Florida committed to the conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. The center is comprised of three core competencies; sea turtle rehabilitation, education and research. The research department tends to be the least focal of the work we do at the center as the majority… 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

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