Coast Guard plane touched down in Orlando at dusk Tuesday, hauling a cargo of the world's rarest sea turtles, rescued by volunteers from the lethally chilly waters and beaches of Cape Cod Bay.. Weighing only 2 to 10 pounds, the young Kemp's Ridley sea turtles are among the first of an astounding
Four gravely injured turtles that came to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center months ago were all returned home to the sea healthy and whole Thursday — as a rainbow stretched over the horizon. And a crowd of at least 1,000, who took the colorful spectacle as an omen, lined the beach at Spanish River Park
With hundreds of hatchlings squirming in the tanks below, dignitaries from Florida Atlantic University, the city of Boca Raton and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center celebrated an improvement in their accommodations.
or leatherbacks, loggerheads and greens, Boca Raton's beaches are birthing central. When you count turtle nests in Florida, only North Palm Beach attracts more of the ancient reptiles than Boca Raton does. And that means that during the most active part of turtle nesting and hatching season now
Last week the Sea Turtle Rehab Facility (STRF) at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) admitted its first Loggerhead of the new year, a 90 pound female named Phoenix. The turtle sustained a boat propeller strike to the rear of its carapace (shell) that removed the posterior six inches. Upon arrival the
With four exhibit tanks to show off, a new Neptune mural and tours of the sea turtle rehab, the city's Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is ready for its closeup on Saturday at the ninth annual Sea Turtle Day Festival. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free with a $5
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) was founded in 1984 as a place for environmental education and conservation. Thirty years later, their mission remains the same: “To increase public awareness of coastal and marine ecosystems through research, education, preservation, and conservation.” Read more: