June 2017

There are 4 blog entries for June 2017.

Singer Island and North Palm Beach are home to some of the most populated sea turtle nesting sites in the world. Last year, in the 10-mile stretch from north Singer Island to south Jupiter Island, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center recorded a total of 16,000 sea turtle nests, a record-breaking number. Since it's the middle of the season, you'll surely come across a nest, maybe even a sea turtle. It's important to protect the nests of these creatures as many species, like the loggerhead, are declining. Here is a list of things you can do to help preserve the turtles:

Do:

  • Throw away debris left on the beach
  • Fill in holes in the sand, knock down sand castles, and move objects that could obstruct a sea turtle’s path to and from the ocean
  • If
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  Singer Island is recognized as one of the most important beaches in the country for loggerhead sea turtle nesting. It is also a nesting habitat for green sea turtles and leatherbacks. While the latter two have seen a population increase in recent years, loggerhead sea turtle nesting has had a general decline since 1998.    Loggerhead sea turtles get their name for their large heads and powerful jaws, allowing them to crush hard-shelled prey like clams and mussels. They can reach 4 feet in length and weigh 400 pounds. Internationally, loggerheads are listed as endangered, but in the U.S. they are listed as threatened as opposed to endangered, thanks to room to nest on clean beaches like Singer Island and other area beaches. The Loggerhead…
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Singer Island is known for its picturesque beaches, luxury condos, and million-dollar views. But just over a hundred years ago, the island hadn't a single brick of infrastructure. Palm Beach County locals may recognize names like Mizner and MacArthur from community parks and theatres, but may not know is the historical impact of these public figures. Here's some history about the development of Singer Island.

1900 

The first recorded settlement was in 1906, consisting of fishermen and squatters from the Bahamas and Riviera Beach. The fishermen, who called the island "Inlet City," stayed there and stretched their large nets out to dry. They were fishing the Gulf Stream; a warm Atlantic Ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico,

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Fish for a good cause at the Sailfish Marina Big Dog Fat Cat Tournament on Friday and Saturday, July 7th & 8th. The event is a benefit for A Second Chance Puppies & Kittens Rescue, Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, and the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. There are $50,000 in cash and prizes and the grand prize is $10,000.

The grand prize winner will be the one who takes 1st place in the aggregate category. There are cash awards for 1st – 5th place in the Kingfish, Dolphin, and Wahoo categories. There are also 1st – 3rd place cash awards for Snapper and women and kids categories. Everyone who takes a spot will also receive a trophy.

Registration for the event is on the 7th at 5 p.m. at the Sailfish Marina Resort on Singer Island, followed by

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