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2016 Eco-Watch Lecture Series

Eco-Watch is Gumbo Limbo’s annual lecture series. Talks are followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the speaker.    Click here for more information and to reserve your space for the February 17 lecture.   To sign up for other dates, go to the Program and Events menu, and

Facility seeks speedy recovery for shark-bitten sea turtle

rare, endangered sea turtle is being treated for a shark-bite wound at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility in Boca Raton. The Kemp's ridley sea turtle had been removed from the intake canal at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant and is the largest of its type ever

Rare Kemp's Ridley Turtle Admitted for Treatment

Late afternoon on February 1, a sub adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was brought into Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility (STRF).  This rare, endangered turtle had been removed from the intake canal at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant by the Inwater Research Group. 

Turtle Rescue is a Daily Occurance at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Turtles and summer seas are part of everyone's idyllic images of the oceans, but the harsh reality is that all seven species of sea turtles are endangered. And many of those brought to the newly opened Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center have to be treated for tumors

Gumbo Limbo Rehabilitated and Tagged Sea Turtle Included In 100th Episode of “Sea Rescue”

In late 2014, more than 1,200 endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles stranded in New England due to cold water temperatures.  Many of these turtles were transported to different rehabilitation facilities in the United States for treatment.  Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

Caterpillar Alert!

Puss Moth Caterpillar, Megalopyge opercularis   Have you seen a furry little caterpillar hanging out on fences or edging along a picnic table?  Do not pick up or touch that cute little bundle of fur – it could be a poison-packing puss caterpillar.   Description:  a tiny caterpillar, 1

Rehabilitated Green Sea Turtle To Be Released Back into the Atlantic Ocean

The Broward County Sea Turtle Program will be releasing a juvenile green turtle, Cedar, on Thursday, November 5 at 5:00 pm.  Please continue reading below for more information about this release.  Please note this release is being coordinated by the Broward County Sea Turtle Program, not Gumbo Limbo

Hatchling survival down as turtle season ends

It was a good year for the three species of sea turtles that crawl out of the ocean to nest on Boca's beaches.. But the early dry weather hurt some of their hatchlings, and this may be the lowest survival rate Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's resident expert Kirt Rusenko has seen. who's completing his

Track Neptune!

Our three year old educational loggerhead turtle, Neptune, was released in early August.  Per FWC guidelines, he was returned to the wild in Indian River County, and he was outfitted with brand new satellite transmitter. YOU can track him!   Click here to track Neptune. Click here to view

Bon Voyage Neptune!

Our three year old educational loggerhead turtle, Neptune, is being released today!  Per FWC guidelines, he is being returned to the wild in Indian River County, so we are unable to offer a public release.  But YOU can track him!  He is sporting a brand new satellite transmitter.  We’ll post the