Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) will pay homage to the planet on Earth Day (April 22) with binge-worthy conservation- and environment-focused documentaries. The center’s research experts will debut in of BBC Studios’ documentary, The Year Earth Changed, now streaming on Apple TV+ with heartwarming narration by David Attenborough.
Viewers will explore how COVID shutdowns and openings impacted Juno Beach loggerhead sea turtle nesting success—the success rate dropped from 60 percent at the beginning of the lockdown to 48 percent when beaches reopened to the public. The film underscores ways for humans and wildlife to successfully coexist and features eye-opening observations from LMC’s Director of Research, Dr. Justin Perrault.
“How wildlife fared during the pandemic was one of the most sought-after stories this past year,” said Perrault. “However, upon watching this film, it’s easy to see that our happy findings are in good company with success stories from conservation sites across the world. It’s something we’re very excited to be a part of as we approach Earth Day.”
Also in the queue is a documentary by West Palm Beach native and Los Angeles-based filmmaker, Marco Ragozzino. In his upcoming film, Ragozzino captured the spirit of Loggerhead Marinelife Center and what makes Juno Beach a unique geographic location for sea turtle conservation. As a love letter to his home state, the ocean-focused documentary interviews experts who are at the forefront of sea turtle rehabilitation and conservation and next generation of leaders who are ready to take their place. The film showcases the center’s inner workings and its duty to serve as it sits on one of the most densely populated sea turtle nesting sites in the world.
All films were properly conducted through Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Center extends its gratitude to FWC and the PBC Film team for supporting these productions.