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Rehabilitated and recovered, young sea turtles head home

Rehabilitated and recovered, young sea turtles head home

Four gravely injured turtles that came to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center months ago were all returned home to the sea healthy and whole Thursday — as a rainbow stretched over the horizon. And a crowd of at least 1,000, who took the colorful spectacle as an omen, lined the beach at Spanish River Park

FAU Marine Biology Lab celebrates renovation

With hundreds of hatchlings squirming in the tanks below, dignitaries from Florida Atlantic University, the city of Boca Raton and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center celebrated an improvement in their accommodations.

Boca's turtle nesting and hatching hits high season

or leatherbacks, loggerheads and greens, Boca Raton's beaches are birthing central. When you count turtle nests in Florida, only North Palm Beach attracts more of the ancient reptiles than Boca Raton does. And that means that during the most active part of turtle nesting and hatching season now

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Has Huge Fishing Hook Removed

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Has Huge Fishing Hook Removed

Last week the Sea Turtle Rehab Facility (STRF) at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) admitted its first Loggerhead of the new year, a 90 pound female named Phoenix. The turtle sustained a boat propeller strike to the rear of its carapace (shell) that removed the posterior six inches. Upon arrival the

Ninth Sea Turtle fest Saturday at Gumbo Limbo

Ninth Sea Turtle fest Saturday at Gumbo Limbo

With four exhibit tanks to show off, a new Neptune mural and tours of the sea turtle rehab, the city's Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is ready for its closeup on Saturday at the ninth annual Sea Turtle Day Festival. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free with a $5

Ocean Organization Spotlight: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) was founded in 1984 as a place for environmental education and conservation. Thirty years later, their mission remains the same: “To increase public awareness of coastal and marine ecosystems through research, education, preservation, and conservation.” Read more:

More than 500 baby sea turtles released off Fla.

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — More than 500 sea turtle hatchlings were gently released by hand Thursday onto sea beds off Florida's Atlantic Coast, where the turtles have a better chance to survive. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted with the release about six miles off the coast of Boca Raton because it is

Along the Coast: Tiny hawksbill rescued, revitalized, released

Along the Coast: Tiny hawksbill rescued, revitalized, released

Easter the hawksbill turtle had its own resurrection, thanks to Delray Beach resident Joan Lorne. The teacher’s aide was walking along the beach with her twin brother, Tim Paller, also of Delray Beach, on Easter Sunday when she found the young turtle. As a sea turtle monitor, she watches

Shake Shack Debuts In Boca Raton

As part of its community outreach efforts and mission to Stand for Something Good®, the Boca Raton Shake Shack is partnering with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, helping coastal and marine ecosystems through research, education, preservation and conservation. Five percent of sales from the Glades Donut

Hot wheels: 'Delray Beach Twilight Festival' puts a spin on everyday bicycling

More than 700 amateur and professional bicycle racers will come together to support a handful of local charities and put on a show for spectators. The second annual "Delray Beach Twilight Festival" will kick off at 10 a.m. March 23 on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The event will benefit Kids