News from Staff


2016 Eco-Watch Lecture Series

Eco-Watch is Gumbo Limbo’s annual lecture series. Talks are followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the speaker.    Click here for more information and to reserve your space for the February 17 lecture.   To sign up for other dates, go to the Program and Events menu, and

Rare Kemp's Ridley Turtle Admitted for Treatment

Late afternoon on February 1, a sub adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was brought into Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility (STRF).  This rare, endangered turtle had been removed from the intake canal at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant by the Inwater Research Group. 

Gumbo Limbo Rehabilitated and Tagged Sea Turtle Included In 100th Episode of “Sea Rescue”

In late 2014, more than 1,200 endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles stranded in New England due to cold water temperatures.  Many of these turtles were transported to different rehabilitation facilities in the United States for treatment.  Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

Caterpillar Alert!

Puss Moth Caterpillar, Megalopyge opercularis   Have you seen a furry little caterpillar hanging out on fences or edging along a picnic table?  Do not pick up or touch that cute little bundle of fur – it could be a poison-packing puss caterpillar.   Description:  a tiny caterpillar, 1

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

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

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