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How to Make a Reservation for Turtle Walks and Hatchling Releases

Learn how to make reservations for these popular programs.

Protected Least Tern Nesting Area on Boca Raton Beach

On April 28, 2017, a least tern nest was discovered on the beach south of Spanish River Park, on the properties of the Yacht and Racquet Club of Boca Raton and the San Remo Condominium.  Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center posted a

We are Hiring!

The City of Boca Raton is currently accepting applications for two positions at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center:  Aquarist (FT) and Marine Turtle Specialist (PT Seasonal).  Please visit the City of Boca Raton's website to apply for these positions at Gumbo Limbo and for other vacancies within the City. 

Tracking Sea Turtles

Follow Five-oh and Peanut!   The turtles listed below have been fitted with satellite tags and released! These turtles were patients in Gumbo Limbo's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, or they were educational turtles that were released. Click on each name to see where the turtles are now!  

March is Sea Turtle Awareness Month

March is Sea Turtle Awareness Month! In order to reach more people about sea turtle conservation, we will be celebrating sea turtle awareness all month!  Learn about South Florida’s sea turtles; learn about the species that nest here, and visit our patients in the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

Track Peanut!

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

Farewell to Carr

Carr, one of our permanent resident green turtles, is moving to Michigan! The Michigan Sea Life Aquarium will be providing Carr a forever home in their enormous Ocean Tank.  There, Carr will serve as a sea turtle ambassador, helping to spread the message of conservation.  Gumbo Limbo

The Boardwalk is OPEN!

Phase 1 of the boardwalk renovation is now complete!!  The eastern side of the boardwalk is now open to visitors during our regular business hours.  This means you can walk from the Nature Center down to Red Reef West.  The tower had to be removed, and will be rebuilt later on as part of

You're Invited to Sea Turtle Release

Sea Turtle Release on December 6 - You're Invited!   On Tuesday, December 6, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center staff will be releasing a sea turtle back into the ocean!  “Peanut” is a large sub adult loggerhead that was found on May 1, 2016 swimming around the cove at Peanut Island.   Peanut was

Sea Turtle Conservation Team Takes First Place at GIS Expo

On Thursday, September 29th, and Friday September 30th, our team of Marine Turtle Specialists attended the West Palm Beach GIS Expo.  Through a series of lectures, exhibits, and displayed posters, the team gained valuable insight into the world of Geographic Information Systems, the technology