News From Staff 2013 Archives


This Saturday! Sea Turtle Day Festival!

8TH ANNUAL SEA TURTLE DAY FESTIVAL “SAY NO TO SKY GLOW”   Join us at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for our 8th Annual Sea Turtle Day!  This fun-filled family day of environmental education will be packed with exciting things to see and do, including live animal presentations, face

Sea Turtle Rehab Receives Rare Turtle

Recently, a Kemp’s ridley (the smallest and rarest sea turtle in the world) was admitted to Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility.  The young turtle washed up on a beach in Melbourne, FL, where it was found by concerned beachgoers. The turtle was rushed to Gumbo Limbo by volunteers

Farewell Skuttle!

On Friday February 1st, a young Green sea turtle named “Skuttle” was returned to the ocean after spending four months in rehab at Gumbo Limbo.  Skuttle was brought in to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility (STRF) on September 22, 2012 with massive injuries sustained from a combination boat

FOUND! Sea Turtle Lost Years!

Join us Wednesday, January 23, at 7:00 p.m. for the first Eco-watch Lecture in 2013!  Dr. Kate Mansfield will present her talk, FOUND! Sea Turtle Lost Year! Dr. Mansfield will discuss her studies to develop methods to satellite track oceanic stage juvenile sea turtles. The