Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Favorite Places, Jupiter, FL, My Blog | 0 comments

Loggerhead Marine Life Center of Juno Beach, FL

One of my passions is conservation of our oceans and sea life.  I am especially interested in the amazing sea turtles and the challenges they face today in our oceans.  Our family visits in Jupiter, FL usually entail a visit to the Loggerhead Marine Life Center of Juno Beach.  It’s a very professionally run sea turtle hospital, rehabilitation and education center.  It’s never too early for children to start learning about our responsibilities in helping to protect healthy ocean life.  Sea turtles have been around since the beginning of time and today are beautiful yet challenged.  Florida, of course, is one of the states in the U.S. that has federally protected beach areas for sea turtle nesting and hatching.  Sea turtles swim thousands of miles and return to the beach of their own birth to lay their eggs.  Hatchlings face many obstacles to survival and places like the Juno Center take the ones that don’t make it all the way out to sea and allow them to grow and get stronger and then release them into the ocean.  Stayed tuned for more information…

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