Blue Friends Society

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The Blue Friends Society Defined:

The Blue Friends Society of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an active social group of ocean conservation enthusiasts and LMC supporters who meet to network, educate, plan and promote conservation efforts.

Become a member of this dynamic networking social group of ocean conservationists and LMC supporters. The Blue Friends host parties and networking gatherings, plan great events, participate in beach clean-ups, enjoy the outdoors and more!

Pete & Lynne Wells
Blue Friends Society Co-chairs

Benefits Include:
* Official Membership Card
* Get free or reduced admission to 250 ASTC* organizations
* Exclusive Turtle Walk for Blue Friends members
* 10% discount at LMC Gift Store
* Discounts on LMC programs, summer camp & birthday parties
* Complimentary admission to six Blue Friends social events
* Monthly Blue Friends Book Club gatherings & Invitations to Blue Friends special events
* LMC Blue Friends name badge
* E-mail alerts on ocean conservation programs, sea turtle releases and breaking news

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For more information e-mail:, or call 561-627-8280, ext. 102.

Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon


The Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon
October 28, 2016 – PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens

The Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards recognizes individuals and organizations who are leading the community in practicing ocean conservation and are on the leading edge of going “Blue!”. Featuring special guest and keynote speaker, Paul Nicklen.

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View the 2016 Winners and Finalists Bios Here >>

The 8th Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens.

Starting on July 15, LMC will be accepting nominations for the 2016 Go Blue Awards, which are given annually to four individuals and a business that are making extraordinary contributions by promoting ocean conservation. Nominations can be made through August 26. Finalists were announced at a Blue Friends Society social in September at PGA National Resort & Spa.

Paul Nicklen, a globally acclaimed, Canadian-born photographer and marine biologist, has been documenting both the beauty and the plight of our planet’s polar regions and our world’s oceans for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine, he has been able to capture the imagination of a global audience. His personal mission is to use his images, which are often highly emotional, evocative, and very beautiful, to ignite a conversation about the future of our planet’s natural wonders and to inspire action.

Winners will be announced on October 28, 2016 at the 8th Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

More 2016 Event Information Here >>
View the 2016 Winners and Finalists Bios Here >>

View 2015 Winners and Finalists Bios Here >>

Congratulations 2016 Go Blue Awards Winners and Finalists!

Eleanor Fletcher Award:
– Louie Psihoyos (Award Recipient)
– George H. Burgess
– Wolcott Henry

Blue Ambassador of the Year:
– Scott Harris (Award Recipient)
– Dr. Derek Burkholder Ph.D.
– Joan Lorne
– Nicholas Ogle

Blue Friend of the Year:
– Dr. Derek Burkholder Ph.D. (Award Recipient)
– Gary Appleson
– Jamie Aquino
– Marcel Bigue
– Diane Buhler
– Dr. Thomas Chesnes
– Veronica Frehm
– Nicholas Ogle

Blue Hatchling Youth Award:
– Brooke Welch (Award Recipient)
– Sophie Allen
– Cori McWilliams

Blue Business of the Year:
– Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation (Award Recipient)
– Bahamas National Trust
– Marriott Oceana Palms
– Saltwater Brewery
– The Scuba Club

For more information e-mail:, or call 561-627-8280, ext. 102.