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Tomorrow, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is planning on releasing another healthy sea turtle back into the ocean. The Center will release Bovenizer off Juno Beach tomorrow morning.

Bovenizer is an adult male loggerhead patient that was found in the Florida Power and Light’s intake canal in Port St. Lucie. The turtle was underweight and was brought to the center in Juno Beach in April for medications and treatments. Last week, Bovenizer was cleared to be released back into the ocean and has gained weight.

The preparations for the release will begin at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center tomorrow at 10 am. There you will learn the story of Bovenizer and the turtle’s journey and preparations for being released. A procession to the beach will follow where

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The River Center in Jupiter is teaming up with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary “Flortilla 52” for a Boating Safety Class on Saturday, June 22nd. The boating safety classes are aimed to promote safety on the water. The classes are aimed for children and teens but all are welcomed to attend.

The class is taught by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in a lecture style class. Those who attend the class are required to take and pass the Boater Safety Exam to receive their safety card issued by the State of Florida. The State of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conversation requires that any person who wishes to operate a vessel of more than 10 horsepower and is born after January 1, 1988 must complete and pass a boater safety class.

The class is free to attend

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Summertime is here and what better way to spend the summer than exploring some of Palm Beach County’s attractions.

Flagler Museum: Take a step back into the Gilded Age and tour the Flagler estate in Palm Beach. The Museum features and exhibits about Henry Flagler’s life, career and the history of Palm Beach Island. Private Tours, Guided Tours, and Audio Tours are available, and some are included in the museum’s admission. The museum is open 6 days a week, click here to purchase tickets online. The Flagler Museum is located at One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach.

Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory: Take a tour of the Chocolate factory and learn about the different types of chocolate. The factory also has a retail store, ice cream shop, garden and you can even

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Fishing is a popular activity here in South Florida. According to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, South Florida is home to more than 1,000 marine life species. The most common fish found in the waters are redfish, snook, bonefish, sailfish, tarpon, tuna, marlin, mackerel, flounder, snapper, spadefish, dolphin, and much more. To view the recent fishing forecast for Jupiter and Palm Beach County, click here.

Here are some of the most popular fishing destinations in South Florida.

John D. MacArthur Beach State Park: fishing in the lagoon very popular in the state park on the north end of Singer Island. You can expect to see trout, snook, blue fish, flounder, pompano, sharks, snapper, barracuda, red drum and more. The admission to the park

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For the entire summer, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their Evening Guided Tours on Tuesday’s through Friday’s. The program was added to their calendar last year and has been extremely popular.

The Evening Tours gives visitors the ultimate experience during a special after-hours tour of the sea turtle research and rehabilitation center. The tours are led by an experienced member of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff.

The tour will be led through the exhibit hall to learn about the different sea turtle species and the various types of Marinelife found in the ocean. The tour will continue through the exhibit hall into the “Turtle Yard” to meet and see the current sea turtle patients at the center. Light bites and refreshments will be

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A new wake park is coming to West Palm Beach this summer and is going to be one of South Florida’s premier cable and water park complexes. Shark Wake park is planning on opening in Okeeheelee Park on Saturday, June 15th.

Shark Wake Park was established in 2016 by Greg Norman Jr., the son of the world Golf Hall of Fame Member Greg Norman. Shark Wake Park builds and operates one of the world’s best cable wake parks and water parks for everyone. The West Palm Beach location will be the second Shark Wake Park location, the other location is in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Both Wake Parks feature 5 tower full size cable systems and one of the largest floating Aqua Parks on the east coast and the giant Shark Shacks.

The park will be open to the

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting another Sea Turtle Sleepover this June. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center added the new event to their calendar this year and due to the popularity of the event have added more dates throughout the year.

The Sea Turtle Sleepover is an exclusive event held at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach. The event is aimed for children ages 8 through 12 years old. The sleepover is a nighttime program that will feature a tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital, include children’s activities, scavenger hunts, and chances to meet the sea turtle patients. The night will also include an ocean themed movie with pizza, snacks and drinks.

The sleepover begins at 7 pm on Friday, June 14th and the children

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Join the AustinBlu Foundation and The River Center in Jupiter for the annual AustinBlu Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 15th.

This family friendly fishing tournament aims to support outreach efforts and support education and the importance of safety on the water. The two also team up throughout the year to host several Boating Safety Classes.

This Fishing Tournament is unique, not only does it host one competition, but it hosts two, a Release Competition and a Harvest Competition. In the Release Competition, anglers will receive points for the number of fish and the species of fish caught, photographed and released back into the water. The Harvest Competition, anglers compete to catch the heaviest fish out of four categories. The four categories

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their 8th Annual Run 4 The Sea 2019 on Saturday, June 15th. The 4-mile run supports the Center’s mission of sea turtle research and rehabilitation and ocean conservation.

The run is timed and will run along A1A in Juno Beach and Jupiter. The run is on June 15th and is open to all walkers and runners who wish to participate. Kids can join in on the fun and participate in the 1-mile Kids Fun Run that will start after the 4-mile run has begun. Parents can either cheer their child on or run with them at no additional charge. The cost for the Fun Run is $20 dollars per child and the cost includes the run, a child’s t-shirt and a medal.

The 4-mile Run 4 The Sea starts at 7 am and is open to runners

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This Saturday, June 8th, is World Oceans Day where people around the world celebrate and honor the ocean.

Celebrations begin at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton on 9 am on Saturday and then again at noon on Sunday. The day’s activities include: coloring activities, learning experiences, games and activities, a chance to create recycles artwork, take a picture with the sea turtle mascot Luna, tour the Nature Center, Food trucks and much more.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is celebrating by hosting a Beach Clean Up on Saturday morning at 8:30 am. Those who wish to attend are asked to bring a bucket and gloves to help keep our beaches and oceans clean from litter and trash. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is also hosting several other

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