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This Saturday, head to Juno Beach to help keep our beautiful beaches and ocean clean. Every month a group of friends gather together for a monthly Beach Clean Up.
The Beach Clean Up is hosted by Lynne Wells and Blue Friends and the event is held on the third Saturday of every month. All are welcomed to help keep our beaches clean.

You are asked to bring a bucket to collect the trash, gardening gloves if you have them and closed toe shoes. Following the hour-long Beach Clean Up there will be a light breakfast sponsored by Dunkin Donuts and Trader Joes. There will also be complimentary coffee provided by Oceana Coffee.

If you are interested in participating, RSVP to Lynne at bluefriends@marinelife.org.

Event Details:
When: Saturday, December 14th
Time: 8:30

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 If you have been to the beach lately, you've probably seen the incredible amount of seaweed washed up on our coastline. South Florida is currently experiencing substantial amounts of seaweed beaching up on the coastline. Due to this influx of seaweed, Palm Beach County has taken the initiative to protect turtle season and keep locals happy.

On the north end of the county, researchers at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach, are keeping an eye on it, making sure it doesn’t negatively impact nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings. The influx of seaweed is called sargassum and occurs naturally. Blooms that are happening offshore, and getting pushed onto the beaches, it is all based on winds and tides and surf.  When the area experiences storms, it

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach has added another event to their list of calendar events. The new event is called Pier History and it is every Sunday morning in Juno Beach.

Pier History is for all those wanting to learn more about the Juno Beach Pier. During the 30 minutes, you’ll learn all about the history of the 990-foot-long pier that the Loggerhead Marinelife Center began managing in 2014.

The Juno Beach Pier is a full-service saltwater fishing pier with a Pier house, Guest Service team, Gift Shop, Snack Bar and Fishing pole rentals and bait. The pier is situated in Juno Beach Park and is open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.

Pier History Schedule this November:
Sunday, November 10th: 10 am to 10:30 am
Sunday, November 17th: 10 am to

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This Friday night, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their reoccurring popular Sea Turtle Sleepover event.

The Sleepover over is an exclusive overnight event that includes the ultimate slumber party, a tour of the outdoor sea turtle hospital, snacks, movie time, pizza, and activities for aspiring scientists. The Sea Turtle Sleepover is aimed for children ages 8 through 12 years old.

The event begins at 7 pm on Friday, September 20th and the cost is $65 dollars per child. The cost also includes pizza and snacks. The sleepover is a drop off event, but parents and chaperones are welcomed to stay over and participate in all the events throughout the night.

You are allowed to bring your own snacks and drinks for the evening, but you are asked to

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is a sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education center. The center is a non-profit that promotes the conservation of the ocean’s ecosystems and focuses on endangered and threatened sea turtles.

The center offers onsite rehabilitation center for injured and endangered sea turtles, aquariums, research laboratories. The Center continues to monitor the turtles progress for their recovery before releasing the sea turtle back into the ocean.

Every day the center hosts numerous events and this weekend there is plenty of events for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, September 13th: Public Guided Tours at 2 pm

Public Guided Tours: The tours are offered seven days a week and includes a tour throughout the facility and

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This weekend, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting a Back to School BioBlitz event. BioBlitz is a science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location in a short period of time.

This Saturday, the Marinelife Center is hosting the event for everyone to enjoy. The morning will be filled with fun activities to identify local marine species for science. The family friendly event begins at 8 am to 11 am this Saturday, September 7th at Coral Cove Park in Tequesta.

Those who attend can choose between snorkeling, free dive, or some other method to observe Marinelife in shallow waters. In order to participate in the event, an underwater camera is required to capture pictures. If you choose not to swim, you can help clean up the

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is preparing this week to release another healthy sea turtle back into the ocean.

Willis, is a large juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that was found in the canal at the Florida Power and Light’s St. Lucie site in Jensen Beach. The sea turtle was found with saltwater leeches and barnacles on its shell and was slightly underweight and its bloodwork showed signs of poor health.

This Wednesday, Willis will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean at 10:30 am. Pre-release procedures will begin at 10 am. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center staff will go over the turtles injures and recovery since Willis first entered the center back in June.

The sea turtle releases are weather permitting and get crowded, so you are asked to arrive

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center Officials have spotted a record number of sea turtle nest along Jupiter and Juno Beach this year and the count is expected to continue to grow.

As of the latest count in the beginning of August, there were a total of 19,580 sea turtle nests on the 9.5 miles of Palm Beach County beaches. In 2017, the record was 19,085 and this year we have broken that record. The sea turtle nesting season starts on March 1st through October 31st.

So far, there has been 186 leatherbacks, 13,111 loggerhead nests and 6,283 green sea turtle nests when the latest count was counted. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Facebook page keeps the most accurate and updated count. The current nest totals add up to more than 1.3 million estimated sea

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their Sunrise Nest Excavation this August. The Sunrise Nest Excavations started on Thursday, August 1st, where the Marinelife Center staff will give the public an insight into their Research Department.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center has gotten permission from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to allow the public into their department. The unique program is led by a permitted staff member who will lead the guests down to the Juno or Tequesta beaches to talk about the nesting and hatching process of sea turtles. While there, you might be able to see a live excavation.

Sea Turtles nest along Jupiter and Juno Beach during their Nesting Season which is from March 1st through October 31st. The

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Everyday throughout the month of August, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is hosting their Hatchling Releases.

The Hatchling Release program is a unique experience that allows the public to learn about the nesting and hatching process of sea turtles. The program is an after-hours program and begins at 8 pm every night during the month. The night begins where visitors can view the center’s current sea turtle patients in their outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital, followed by a trip down to the beach to see a Marinelife staff member release a sea turtle hatchling into the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Hatching Releases are $18 dollars per person or $16 dollars for Loggerhead Marinelife Center Members. Space is limited so you are asked to register to reserve your spot,

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