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“Protecting endangered sea turtles!”

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Juno Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a great sea turtle rescue and conservation organization. They have a turtle hospital, viewing tanks, interactive exhibit hall, gift store and more. Public educational programs for guests of all ages are offered daily. During sea turtle nesting season (June & July), you can take a guided walk to watch the nesting turtles up close.
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I joined a group of volunteers and tourists on excavations of sea turtles nests. These digs occur three days after initial hatchlings scurry to the Atlantic so the struggling stragglers left in the nest may be temporarily cared for and released. How encouraging to discover young people committed to learning proper techniques and carving out time to help these impressive animals. We knew in advance that Tuesdays were volunteer instruction mornings, which is why we went that particular day. We also found a new nest, and several aborted attempts by turtles to lay eggs. These mothers probably changed their minds because they were frightened. Also, in Juno Beach, hotels (Hilton, etc.) and their clients do not close window curtains at night, thereby often confusing tiny hatchlings, causing them to head toward the light and not ocean.

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Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

I'm not sure how this place is free.... they ask only for a donation at the door. It is extremely informative and educational. Kids love it and beg to go back. The staff is very knowledgeable and dedicated to the turtles. Most importantly, the center does very important conservation work by rehabilitating these turtles and saving this precious natural treasure

1  Thank SanDar1972
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is an AMAZING attraction!! I can't believe it was free (we chose to donate $5)! Its amazing for families of any age! Its amazing what they do there too!! Highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area to CHECK IT OUT!

1  Thank aysenu
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Stopped by this place , just curious. Admire people that take interest in this type of stuff. 5-6 turtles in tanks, at some stage of rehab. It is registered a a nonprofit education conservation facility. Small gift shop. Not really much going on here. Nice property and if privately supported I'm okay with it, if taxpayer money, NOT.

Thank Rocky423
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is pretty cool, been by it a 100 times and finally stopped
today to take a look. These guys rescue turtles from all over
Florida and nurse them back to health before releasing them
back to the wild. They have a bunch of open pools with different breeds of turtles in different stages of recovery. There was even a pool with baby turtles. For those with youngsters, check out their educational programs at their web site. It looked to me the young ones were having a blast learning about sea turtles.
http://www.marinelife.org/
So if you are in Juno Beach area, stop by, you'll be impressed with the work these people do.

Thank Davis S
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