Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is one of Florida’s most unique non-profit
cultural destinations focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation.
Our vision: To be recognized locally and internationally as the leading authority
in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation.
Click here to learn more about the programs we are deploying and what you can do to help.
Juno, Jupiter-Carlin & Tequesta Beaches
Leatherbacks: 106 Nests
Loggerheads: 1,318 Nests
Green Turtles: 0 Nests
Each year the LMC hospital team and volunteers treat nearly 100 sea turtles and 1,000 hatchlings at our ocean-side facility.
Public guided tours are offered seven days a week. If you’ve ever wondered about the fish in our tanks or the turtle patients in our hospital, this is the tour for you. Lasting an hour, these tours are led by educational docents who will answer all your burning questions. Sign-in at the Guest Services desk in the main lobby.
• Tours are $8 per adult / $5 per child under 8
• Limited to 15 guests due to space constraints
• One hour in length
Stop by our exhibit hall and take a trip through Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems. Watch the unique and interesting creatures that inhabit our aquariums. Learn about different feeding behaviors and food choices as our fish, corals, anemones and much more chow down.
This program is FREE and all guests are welcome to attend.
Our newest program offers guests the ultimate experience during an after-hours tour, led by an experienced guide. Light bites and refreshments will be provided as participants are led through our exhibit hall to learn about the different sea turtle species, LMC and our conservation efforts, and a variety of aquaria found in our local marine ecosystems. For the second part of the tour, guests will be brought beyond the gates of our turtle yard for a “meet and greet” with our sea turtle patients. The tour also offers an inside tour of our hospital. This is the only experience where we offer a behind the scenes hospital tour!
• Tours are $15/adult
• Ages 8 and up
• Advance reservation required, limited to 20 guests
• Tour length is one hour
Our Hatchling Tales program is geared towards toddlers with a natural curiosity for marine life and sea turtles. In this free, ocean-inspired program, children will enjoy an ocean-themed story coupled with a themed craft to create and take home. This program is designed to cater to young families in the community by offering a new story and craft each session, encouraging frequent visits and support.
Cost: Free | Ages: Geared towards 0-5
*Pre-release procedures will begin at 10:00 a.m.
All releases are dependent on favorable weather and surf conditions.
Check back here, or our Facebook page for any changes to this release.
Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach
What: Loggerhead Marinelife Center will release Teddy the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach. Teddy is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant intake canal. The initial bloodwork showed anemia and overall poor health due to starvation. Hospital staff administered fluids, antibiotics, iron, and vitamins. Teddy was also started on once daily parenteral nutrition supplementations. We continued to monitor bloodwork closely as we treated Teddy.
Teddy will be prepared for release from LMC starting at 10:00 a.m. A history of the turtle’s journey and final preparations will be conveyed to visitors by one of LMC’s education docents, with a procession to the beach for the release to follow.
When: Wednesday, May 23rd at 10:30 a.m.; Pre-release procedures starting at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach, FL) Local staff will be available for media interviews at their discretion.
*Weather may impact the scheduling of this release. Please check www.marinelife.org and LMC’s social media channels for updates of the release date.
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Who: Loggerhead Marinelife Center When*: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.; pre-release procedures begin at 10 a.m. Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (14200 US Highway One, Juno Beach) What: LMC will release Teddy the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach. Teddy is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found chronic debilitated near Hutchinson Island in …
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