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The 2020 Sea Turtle Nesting Season is set to begin March 1st and last until October 31st and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hoping for another record-breaking season. The beaches of Juno Beach will be monitored daily during this time and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Juno Beach support nearly 5 percent of the world’s loggerhead sea turtles.

Along the 9.5 miles of sandy shoreline, thousands of sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand. The nests usually contain about 100 eggs in each and requires 45 to 60 days to hatch roughly. Juno Beach is one of the most populated sea turtle nesting areas in the world. The main reason is being so close to the gulf stream current that bends toward Florida and its close proximity to the Sargasso

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The Palm Beach Zoo and Conversation Society is a non-profit zoo and is one of the top-rated zoological organizations in the state of Florida. The popular Palm Beach Zoo is located in Dreher Park in West Palm Beach.

The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals and species, many of them are endangered. In total more than 550 animals and more than 190 species roam freely throughout the 23 acres of lush tropical habitat. Animals include monkey’s, alligators, birds, tigers, elephants, jaguars, bears, sloths, and much more.

The Palm Beach Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and is only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. General Admission tickets are required to visit the zoo and cost $18.95 dollars for children, $22.95 for those 60 years old and older,

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The annual Jupiter Seafood Festival is back again and is heading to Carlin Park in Jupiter Saturday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 23rd.

Come and enjoy two-days of live entertainment, nautical vendors, music from local bands, kid’s activities, drinks, food vendors and of course some of the best seafood in Jupiter. The popular Seafood Festival started in 2012 and has been a huge success ever since. The festival brings some of the best seafood from a variety of local vendors and restaurants in and around Palm Beach County.

The Jupiter Seafood Festival takes place at Carlin Park on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $ 10 dollars for General Admission, $20 dollars for General Admission and VIP Parking and $25 dollars for V.I.E. (Very Important

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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their popular Jupiter Climb and Paddle event this week.

The event starts with a climb to the top of Jupiter’s iconic red Lighthouse and get your chance to see the incredible views of Jupiter and the waterways. The Lighthouse tower is 105 steps to the top and those who attend the event must be able to climb the tower’s steps.

Following the tour of the Lighthouse, the friends at the Jupiter Outdoor Center will guide the guests on paddleboards or kayaks through the waters of the Jupiter Inlet and nearby waterways for a tour and history from the water. During past events, those who attend often have seen manatees, sea turtles, birds and other marinelife along the journey.

The Jupiter Climb and Paddle event is

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The Florida Everglades National Park is located within a two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Palm Beach County. The National Park is considered to be one of Florida’s most cherished state park. The 98-year-old park is the third largest park and the third largest tropical wilderness areas in the country.

The Florida Everglades is a massive 1.5 million acres of wetlands that houses more than 2,300 miles of natural habitat for alligators, birds, snakes, the Florida panther, and other wildlife. In addition to the numerous types of wildlife, the park offers biking trails, hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps and much more.

This weekend in Palm Beach County, the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is

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Jupiter is home to one of the very few remaining dog friendly beaches in the State of Florida and the only one in Palm Beach County. The Town of Jupiter in 1989 adopted a policy to allow dogs on the beach. Today, the town has a 2.5 mile stretch of the beach that is dog friendly.

The Jupiter Dog Beach stretches from beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road going north to beach marker #59, the south end of Carlin Park. In the designated area, dogs are allowed to roam freely and must be supervised at all times.

Dogs are allowed on the beach from sunrise to sunset. Parking is free along A1A or public parking lots at Carlin Park or Marcinski Road.

The Town of Jupiter has a set of rules they would like everyone to follow when bringing your pet to the beach. Being

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Tomorrow night, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their reoccurring and popular Lighthouse Sunset Tour event. Climb to the top of the iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and see the incredible sunset over the water and Jupiter.

During the tour, visitors will also get a look into the Lighthouse Watch room and watch the light turn on for the night and illuminate the sky. The tour last approximately 75 minutes long and the tours are weather permitting.

Children must be 48 inches tall to climb the lighthouse tower steps and must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older.

Tickets can be purchased online at cost $25 dollars per person and $20 dollars per Lighthouse Members. For tickets, click here.

After the Sunset Tour, all paid attendees

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This Saturday, February 1st, celebrate Manatee Lagoon’s fourth anniversary at ManateeFest! Families are welcome to photo opportunities with Mia the Manatee, a Super Bowl themed FanZone, a Kids Fun Zone with ocean-inspired face painting, and marine life puzzles. Kids are encouraged to visit each participation station to have their “passport” stamped in order to receive a prize for visiting all activities.

ManateeFest will also feature local arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live music, and environmental exhibitors including 4ocean, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, the Coral Restoration Foundation, Florida Fishing Academy, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Admission and parking

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Leaving the house without my dog is probably the most guilt-inducing part of my day. When she realizes I’m leaving, she flashes those sad puppy dog eyes hoping I change my mind. It’s the worst! The good news is, we live in a place where most people love dogs, and besides dog-friendly restaurants and bars, Palm Beach County has a few dog-friendly beaches and sandbars! It may be easy to bring them along, but besides obeying posted rules in the area, dogs do need a little special attention in order to make sure you both have tons of comfortable fun in the sun!

Here are a few tips for caring for your dog at the beach:

  1. Before heading outside, remember that dogs’ skin sunburns just like humans do. Anywhere they have skin exposed, short hair, white

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers a Public Guided Tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. The tours are offered daily and visitors will get an up-close opportunity to see the sea turtles and Marinelife housed at the center.

The Guided Tours are opened to the public and all are welcomed to attend. The tours last approximately an hour long and is limited to 15 people due to space.

The tours are led by educational experts and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff who will be there to answer all your questions about Marinelife, the ocean and sea turtles.

To reserve your space, click here. Tours are $10 per adults and $5 dollars per children under 8 years old. A visitors Sign-In sheet is available at the Guest Services

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