2010 Archives


Update: Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is happy to announce that our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center is back up and running, and just in time! Since December 17, we have received eleven green sea turtles that have stranded due to cold weather in other areas of the state. These strandings occurred

Lantana Greenfest

On October 23, the Town of Lantana hosted its’ third annual Greenfest, where green living alternatives, such as solar energy, windpower energy, recycling, and water-saving devices, were showcased.  Gumbo Limbo Nature Center had a booth at the event manned by Manager

2010 Sea Turtle Nest Count

2010 Sea Turtle Nest Count

Leatherback 15 Loggerhead 577 Green 131

Discover Florida’s Nature Coast: The Crystal River and Surrounding Areas

The Nature Coast of Florida is known for its crystal clear springs and streams as well as its wintering manatees.  Join other Gumbo Limbo travelers as we explore this beautiful area. Thursday is mostly a travel day.  Crystal River is about 70 miles north of Tampa.  After we check

Recycle your discs!

Recycle your discs!

Do you have piles of un-needed CDs, DVDs, and computer discs lying around?  If so, please donate them to Gumbo Limbo.  We are collecting unwanted discs to be used for making craft projects from recycled materials.  We are also collecting clean, flattened paperboard (cereal boxes,

Cold stunned turtle in September???

Cold stunned turtle in September???

Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility gained experience handling cold stunned sea turtles this past winter, but they were not expecting a case at the end of summer.  On Tuesday morning (9/28) a juvenile green sea turtle was brought to Gumbo Limbo by City of Boca Raton

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Responds to Beached Whale

  Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Marine Conservationist, Dr. Kirt Rusenko, responded to a stranding of a juvenile pygmy sperm whale. The whale died from unknown causes, and washed up in Delray Beach in the early morning hours on September 2. Dr. Rusenko was contacted by the

The Sea Turtle Conservancy Provides Money to Improve Lighting at Boca Mar Condominium

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center received a 25,000 grant, provided by Sea Turtle Conservancy through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife, to update Boca Mar Condominium’s outdoor lighting to meet city ordinances requiring sea turtle friendly

Gulf Oil Spill Update

Significant progress has been made to permanently cap the Deepwater Horizon oil well.  Government scientists estimate that 75% of the 4.9 million barrels of oil has been cleaned up or is in the process of naturally degrading.  However, more than 1.2 million barrels of oil remain in Gulf of

One Simple Step to Help Save Sea Turtles

One of Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Docents shared a recent experience she had while on duty: The cutest little girl, who was about 6 years old, and her little brother recently dropped by the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center.  Even at their young ages, their parents get them