The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is a non-profit sea turtle hospital, rehabilitation and research center. The center’s mission is aimed to protect and promote the oceans ecosystems and to be one of the leading destinations to provide for injured and endangered sea turtles before being released back into the ocean.
Guest who visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center can support the sea turtles through their ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program. It cost $35 dollars to adopt a sea turtle and your adoption money benefits the center for the continued care and research for the sick and injured sea turtles, and to further the study of loggerhead, leatherbacks, and green sea turtles that nest along the Juno Beach and Jupiter beaches.
Through the adoption program, your money will be providing medication, hospital care, tank maintenance, and food which are all important to the sea turtles’ health. Once you adopt a sea turtle, you can visit your adopted turtle any day you like if you live locally. If you don’t live locally, the center post weekly updates on their website of all the sea turtles present.
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm. The center hosts several weekly events such as Public Guided Tours, Educational Events, Kids Fishing Programs, Fish Feeding, Sea Turtles Releases and much more. Click here to view the events calendar.
Besides the research and rehabilitation center, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center also manages the Juno Beach Pier. The Pier is part of the Responsible Pier Initiative, a program designed to promote a healthy environment for marine life and the ocean.
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is located at 14200 U.S. Highway 1 in Juno Beach.