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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!

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

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

Fishing piers are home to an elevated number of interactions between sea turtles and recreational anglers. To mitigate the effects of incidental capture and entanglements, in 2013 we implemented the Responsible Pier Initiative (RPI) on the Juno Beach Pier. The Initiative is designed to work collaboratively with anglers and provide them with the tools and training necessary to respond appropriately in the event a sea turtle becomes accidentally hooked or entangled on a… Read More