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Gumbo Limbo Debuts New Lighting Exhibits following a Grant from the Sea Turtle Grants Program

A grant from the Sea Turtle Grants Program allows Gumbo Limbo to install brand new lighting displays at the Center! For years, Gumbo Limbo has advocated for turtle-safe lighting and reducing light pollution in our communities. We’ve had exhibits at the Center to bring emphasis to the importance

Turtle Walk Online Reservations

Turtle Walk Reservations will open for Members Only at 9:00 AM on May 2.  General reservations will open at 9:00 AM on May 9.  Reservations can be made at http://75.119.145.208/Walk-Release  For information about the program, including dates, costs, and reservation limits, click on the link

Turtle Walk & Hatchling Release Online Reservations

For 2015, we will be moving to an online reservation system. Reservations can be made on this page (http://75.119.145.208/Walk-Release) so bookmark it now for easy access.    A window will appear below that will allow you to make reservations.  Click below to download a pdf file containing the

Shorebird Nesting Area Posted in Spanish River Park

On April 7, 2015, a shorebird nesting site was posted in the south portion of Spanish River Park; extending into the property of the San Remo.

All turtles are not equal; the gopher tortoise lives on land so don’t ‘help’ it into water

Last month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received three known reports of well-intentioned good Samaritans incorrectly releasing gopher tortoise hatchlings into the ocean. Gopher tortoises cannot swim well and can easily drown. Because gopher tortoises often nest in

Shorebird Nesting Area Posted in Spanish River Park

On April 7, 2015, a shorebird nesting site was posted in the south portion of Spanish River Park, extending into the property of the San Remo. During the 2014 renourishment project in Spanish River Park, least terns were observed by members of the Audubon Society of the Everglades and Gumbo Limbo

The Early Years of Gumbo Limbo

Early ‘70s Boca Raton, in the late 60s and early 70s, was moving beyond its small city image.  Newcomers were drawn to its beaches, schools, and small-town neighborhoods.  The location was perfect, midway between its famous neighbors – Fort Lauderdale to the south and Palm Beach to the north. 

Betty White's Release

Betty White was released on March 19, 2015, as hundreds of well-wishers cheered her on! Betty White was fitted with a satellite transmitter.  This means you can track her!  To do so, visit Gumbo Limbo’s Tracking Program webpage on seaturtle.org.  

Tracking Dulce

More than 1,200 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles stranded during the months of November and December of 2014 in New England.  With such large stranding numbers, many of these turtles had to be transferred to other facilities for care.  They were placed in banana boxes and flown by US Coast

Travel to the Treasure Coast

 The Nature of the Treasure Coast Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie & the Indian River Lagoon Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 19, 2015   The Treasure Coast is nestled between the Gold Coast to its south and the Space Coast at its north border. The name refers to the discovery – in the early