On Wednesday September 5, 2018, more than 60 JIC residents cheered sea turtle “JIC” as it was released privately by Loggerhead Marinelife Center at the North Walk. “We were proud to release this rehabilitated sea turtle on the JIC Beach. We named this patient “JIC” in honor of the Town’s support of Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s beach research efforts. JIC residents are good stewards of their beach--one of the world’s most densely nested sea turtle nesting sites on the planet,” says LMC President and CEO Jack Lighton. Watch LMC's video by clicking HERE.
As JIC resident Art Landro’s video shows, JIC wasted no time returning to its ocean home! For more info on JIC please visit JIC's patient portal: https://www.marinelife.org/seaturtles/rehab/patients/jic/
Enjoy this slide show of "Greenie" the eel. He is a resident of our local waters and loves being photographed by his friend Kathie Comerford. She has seen him many times on her snorkeling adventures in the Colony's waters. The following is her write up of this visit with him:
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR GREENIE, AN EEL WHO HAS KNOWN ME FOR A WHILE. MY SNORKELLING HAS BEEN LIMITED BUT YESTERDAY I WAS ABLE TO STAY IN THE WATER ALMOST AN HOUR; MORE FLOATING THAN SWIMMING. AS I WAS ABOUT TO GET OUT OF THE WATER A GREEN EEL CAME UP AND WAS LITERALLY RIGHT IN MY CAMERA. I SHOT HIM FOR ABOUT 20 MINS. IT WAS MY BELOVED "GREENIE". HE IS HUGE AND CAME UP OUT OF THE ROCKS TO SWIM WITH TONYA. HE IS ABOUT 9" WIDE; A BIG BOY. IT WAS SO EXCITING! HE IS A REAL HAM AND LOVES FOR ME TO TAKE HIS PHOTOS. HE IS IN THE WATER RIGHT AT OUR BEACH CLUB. MY LITTLE HELPER IS ROGER WARWICK'S SON.
THE JUPITER MERMAID. (KATHIE COMERFORD)
"THE SEA HEALS US. IT'S BEAUTY AND MINERALS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN ALL THE MEDS I HAVE TAKEN. SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR "GREENIE" THE RAY.