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Named after the sewing machine mogul Paris Singer, Singer Island, located on the Atlantic coast in Palm Beach County, offers adventurers a tranquil amalgamation of natural beauty and delicacy. Located near the island is John D. MacArthur State Park which encourages travelers to soak in the two miles of picturesque beaches by participating in activities like scuba diving, hiking, snorkeling and kayaking.
Additionally, the John D. MacArthur State Park is settled in between Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway where adventurers can kayak and get a glimpse at the island’s many wonders, including the wildlife. In fact, rumor has it Paris Singer originally purchased the island as a gift for his mistress, who allegedly did not like the island. However, today it is a picturesque, glamorous and primeval natural habitat for thousands of animals.
Singer Island is renowned as a nesting beach for loggerheads, reddish-brown turtles with very large heads, as well as leatherbacks and sea turtles who return to the island to lay their eggs every year. Leatherback turtles are the largest turtle in the sea turtle family, an adult can reach over six and a half feet long and live up to 80 years. Unfortunately, nearly all species of sea turtles are endangered, including loggerheads, leatherbacks and green sea turtles whose numbers have significantly declined over the recent years.
However, several agencies including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service are diligently committed to stop the rapid decline of sea turtles and annually participate in recovery endeavors on Singer Island. Adventurers can get a glimpse of these majestic creatures as well as eels, tarpon, grunts, blennies, parrotfishes and sergeant majors. Sergeant major, a fish with white and a yellow top and five black stripes, can only be found in the Atlantic Ocean and with a richness near the Gulf of Mexico.