April 26th, 2019
‘One Piece Plan’ encourages everyone to pick up litter from beaches and waterways.
You can join the movement to clean up our beautiful beaches, waterways, and parks without having to join a club or make a donation. All you have to do is pick up one piece of trash.
“If everybody I paddled out with did this, everybody who walked down the beach does this, it can make a tremendous cumulative impact,” said Tom Fucigna, known as Tom Fu to his Facebook followers. “That’s what it’s all about.”
Continue reading Help Protect Our Oceans
April 5th, 2019
LMC’s current campus debuted in 2007 to great fanfare, welcoming 100,000 guests. In 2017, LMC’s campus welcomed a record-setting 350,000+ guests and offered the largest portfolio of services and programming in the history of our Center, making the campus one of the top visited cultural destinations in Palm Beach County.
Over the past few years, LMC made significant progress in setting a strong foundation of fundraising during our quiet phase. 2017 marked the launch of the Waves of Progress expansion campaign, which will allow the Marinelife center to rehabilitate more sea turtle patients, educate more students, and welcome additional guests and visiting scientists from around the globe.
Continue reading Groundbreaking for Loggerhead Marinelife Center expansion
March 1st, 2019
Loggerhead Marinelife Center will monitor 9.5 miles of beach from Jupiter to North Palm Beach as sea turtle nesting season gets underway.
JUNO BEACH — Sea turtle nesting season begins Friday, and Loggerhead Marinelife Center is ready.
Researchers with the nonprofit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and educational institution plan to monitor a 9.5-mile stretch of beach from the northern Palm Beach County line at Jupiter Island south to the northern border of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach.
Last year, the Center documented over 11,900 nests on that stretch of beach. That’s about one nest every four feet, and comprises approximately five percent of the world’s total loggerhead sea turtle nests, according to the Center.
Continue reading Sea Turtle Nesting Season Has Officially Begun In Palm Beach County
February 21st, 2019
JUST IN: Anglers hoping to hook a shark from a Florida beach will face increased scrutiny and need a special license after the state’s first shore-based shark fishing rules were approved Wednesday.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to give the state better oversight of the generations-old sport in an effort to respond to concerns from beach goers and conservationists.
Continue reading Shark fishing rules now in play; fish collection under Blue Heron Bridge banned.