Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Updated: Mar 2
If you know Stuart, I'm sure you've heard him talk about turtles. He has loved turtles for as long as we can all remember. While we were in Jupiter, Florida, we jumped at the chance to stop at a sea turtle rescue hospital - the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
We were able to tour through a little aquarium exhibit, full of information about the local area. A map showed the number of turtle nests found on the local beach - estimated to be one nest about every three feet of beach. The turtle tanks are in the midst of a remodel, so the rescues were all housed in temporary tanks. It was still pretty easy to see the turtles swimming around and occasionally coming up for a big gulp.
Many volunteers were present and SO happy to answer any question. They shared an enormous amount of information with us about the turtles that they rescue. We even got to watch the turtle vets load one of the big sea turtles on the a stretcher for a trip into the hospital for a check up. We could also look through the windows of the hospital to see the turtles getting their check ups. A little tank housed hatchling and wash-backs - the hatchlings that were washed back to shore and didn't have enough energy to make it back out to see.
You can learn more about the Loggerhead Marinelife Center HERE.