On May 1, 2016, sightings of a large sea turtle near Peanut Island were reported to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Snorkelers in the area reported an adult loggerhead lingering on the nearshore reefs that appeared to be in poor condition. Efforts were undertaken by FWC officials to capture and transport the sick turtle to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for rehabilitation. Peanut, named after the island she was rescued on, arrived in critical condition and received immediate medical care. After seven months of care, Peanut was released on December 6, 2016 from Boca Raton, Florida. We're excited to see where her journey takes her!