News from Staff


Shorebird Nesting Area Posted in Spanish River Park

On April 7, 2015, a shorebird nesting site was posted in the south portion of Spanish River Park, extending into the property of the San Remo. During the 2014 renourishment project in Spanish River Park, least terns were observed by members of the Audubon Society of the Everglades and Gumbo Limbo

The Early Years of Gumbo Limbo

Early ‘70s Boca Raton, in the late 60s and early 70s, was moving beyond its small city image.  Newcomers were drawn to its beaches, schools, and small-town neighborhoods.  The location was perfect, midway between its famous neighbors – Fort Lauderdale to the south and Palm Beach to the north. 

Betty White's Release

Betty White was released on March 19, 2015, as hundreds of well-wishers cheered her on! Betty White was fitted with a satellite transmitter.  This means you can track her!  To do so, visit Gumbo Limbo’s Tracking Program webpage on  

Tracking Dulce

More than 1,200 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles stranded during the months of November and December of 2014 in New England.  With such large stranding numbers, many of these turtles had to be transferred to other facilities for care.  They were placed in banana boxes and flown by US Coast

Travel to the Treasure Coast

 The Nature of the Treasure Coast Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie & the Indian River Lagoon Thursday, April 16 – Sunday, April 19, 2015   The Treasure Coast is nestled between the Gold Coast to its south and the Space Coast at its north border. The name refers to the discovery – in the early

All About Sea Turtle Day

Sea Turtle Day Festival: Celebrating 30 Years of Gumbo Limbo Saturday, February 28 Sea Turtle Day 2015 Highlights Include: New hours!  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Meet & Greet Sea Turtle Ambassador Luna! Expanded Kids’

First 2015 Leatherback Nest

Boca Raton’s first leatherback nest of the season was found on Red Reef Beach this morning (Thurs, Feb 26).  This is the third reported leatherback nest in Florida for the 2015 season.       

Congratulations DiveBar, 2015 CRESTT™ Award

Congratulations DiveBar on the 2015 CRESTT  Congratulations to DiveBar, the 2015 CRESTT ™ award recipient,presented by Friends of Gumbo Limbo at their 6th annual Sea Coast Toast. DiveBar is a non-profit group of legal professionals who incorporate their love of diving and the ocean with

Track Squidly!

Gumbo Limbo's sea turtle tracking project, started in June 2014, includes satellite tagging a total of 6 sea turtles that have recovered from injury, illness, and/or disease at our facility.  We are excited to gain insight into how rehabilitated sea turtles respond to their natural environments

Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Shifting Shorelines…the New Reality

Join Gumbo Limbo Nature Center on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 PM when we welcome Sea Level Adaptation Expert John Englander to our Eco-Watch Lecture Series   Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Shifting Shorelines…the New Reality This is the story of the century. We have entered a new era. One