Friday, March 6, 2009

"The Turtle Lady of Juno Beach"

JUNO BEACH - Eleanor Fletcher, the iconic "Turtle Lady of Juno Beach," who founded the town's marine life museum on her back porch and taught thousands about the ocean through beach tours and nighttime turtle-watching expeditions over three decades, died Tuesday. She was 92.

Ms. Fletcher moved to Juno Beach from Massachusetts in the late 1960s, planning to retire. But she became a local celebrity and one of the area's most celebrated amateur naturalists after taking an interest in turtle tracks she found along the shore near her condo.

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Over 25 years ago, long-time Juno Beach resident Eleanor Fletcher started what is now the Marinelife Center of Juno Beach.

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