LMC’s research program is one of the longest running sea turtle monitoring programs in the state of Florida.
The program officially began when LMC founder Eleanor Fletcher received her permit from the state of Florida in the early 1970s. For over 25 years, LMC research biologists have been systematically monitoring the nesting sea turtle population along northern Palm Beach County beaches. The three predominant species that nest in Florida are leatherback, loggerhead, and green sea turtles. LMC biologists conducted surveys along Juno, Jupiter/ Jupiter Island beaches from March – October this year. Each season, the research team documents all sea turtle activities along 9.5 miles of beach from the northern Palm Beach County line south to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.