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Track Five-oh!

Track Five-oh! On Easter night 2016, the rehab team received a phone call from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about an injured sea turtle and immediately raced to the scene. This turtle, affectionately named Five-oh after the rescuers, was discovered by a local resident and

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

New Daily Aquarium Feeding Progam Schedule

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding Now Daily at 1:00 PM What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities?  How do fish use these habitats?  Learn about the fascinating behaviors of fish, sting rays, and other marine life during this FREE daily feeding presentations.  No

"Jairo, The Leatherback Hero" Book Signing July 29

Meet Author and Illustrator Stacy Erin Myers, at a Book Signing Friday, July 29, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Gumbo Limbo’s Gift Shop   "Jairo, The Leatherback Hero" combines magical storytelling with science-based writing centered in an environmental topic of our times.  Narrated by Traveler, a

Summer Camp Openings

As of Monday, May 30, there are still openings in some sessions of Environmental Camp, and in both sessions of Sea Turtle Camp. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is pleased to offer two different summer camps. Both camps offer half day, week-long camps that vary each week by age group.   Note