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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

Over 600 baby sea turtles get 2nd chance, released in ocean

It was a turtle emancipation. Over 600 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life Monday when they were released into the ocean off of Boca Raton by Ft. Lauderdale Coast Guard and local nature center officials. With the odds against them — only about 1 in 1,000 sea turtles survive to

Offshore Hatchling Release

On Monday, July 27, Gumbo LImbo Sea Turtle Conservation Staff and the Coast Guard released hundreds of sea turtle hatchling offshore.   Check out the story below by WSVN TV - 7 NEWS.   WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco    

Environmental Camp Availability

At Gumbo Limbo Environmental Camp, children will be immersed in the native world around them through outdoor fun and hands-on activities!  Games at the beach, dipnetting in the lagoon, and cane-pole fishing are just a few of the outdoor adventures that bring our campers back year after year. Older

It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season Again!

It is that time of year!  The sea turtles are returning to our area to lay their eggs to give us another generation of sea turtles.  Here is a list of things you can do to help sea turtles thrive.  Most of these guidelines are common sense and you probably know them already!   If you are on

Sea turtle rescued in Jacksonville Beach

DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. — A sea turtle was rescued Monday morning at Jacksonville Beach after falling into a man-made hole. The mother sea turtle had been making a nest before she fell in the hole, which was about chest deep and 4 to 5 feet wide. The hole was left open by beachgoers. The

Friends of Gumbo Limbo's 2015 Scholarship Winners

Scholarships of 2,500 were awarded to a group of extremely talented local high school graduating seniors just beginning their college careers, Rachael Halpert (Spanish River High School), Jeffrey Keene (Strawberry Crest High School), Camila Mirow (Gulliver Prepatory), and Amanda Olson (Boca Raton

Into The Wild At Gumbo Limbo

There’s a 20-acre plot in Boca Raton where nature’s happenings aren’t stopped by man. And because of that, its name and its creatures are guaranteed to bring you back to your childhood. Experience is quickly reminding me that you only have two options when you smell a skunk in the wild. Either