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 in areas where juvenile sea turtles typically are affected by cold weather. For more informaion, please see the FWC press release.
One of the turtles was healthy, and after a few days of warming up, has been returned to the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission for release. Ten green turtles remain in the facility for care. Two of these turtles (Mischa and Nermal) were patients in our facility in early 2010 during the large, statewide cold stun event.
Visit our Rehab Center and talk to our docents to learn more about our current patients!
Our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center is open:
Monday - Saturday, 10 - 11:30 am and 1 - 2:30 pm
Sunday, 1 - 2:30 pm