Guests who visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach can support sea turtles through their ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and sea turtle hospital whose mission is aimed to protect the ocean ecosystems and all Marinelife. Loggerhead provides care and treatment for injured and endangered sea turtles before being released back into the ocean.
The ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program costs $35 dollars for the basic adoption package to adopt and your money goes to benefit the center for research and continued care for the injured and sick sea turtles. Your money also goes to help further along the study of loggerheads, green sea turtles, and leatherbacks that nest along Juno Beach and Jupiter beaches. Sea turtle nesting season is going on now from March 1st until the end of October.
Through the program medication, hospital care, tank maintenance, and food will be provided to the turtles to help and improve the sea turtle’s health. Once you choose to adopt a turtle, you can visit the sea turtles daily if you live locally. If you don’t live locally, Loggerhead will post weekly updates online of all the sea turtles present and their progress.
There are five adoption packages to choose from, the Basic Adoption Package, Fletch Adoption Package, the Enhanced Adoption Package, Premium Adoption Package, and the Deluxe Adoption Package. The packages range from $35 dollars to $100 dollars and all five packages include a personalized adoption certificate, a subscription to the center’s newsletter, and a photo of the sea turtle as well as other gifts and material included in the adoption package.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is located at 14200 US Highway 1 in Juno Beach.