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Rare Kemp’s ridley sea turtles brought to Gumbo Limbo for treatment

On Tuesday evening (11/25/14), Gumbo Limbo (GLNC) received eleven cold stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles from Massachusetts.  The term “cold stunning” refers to the hypothermic reaction that occurs when sea turtles are exposed to prolonged cold water temperatures.  Initial symptoms include a

Track Billy and Phoenix!

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

Four rehabilitated sea turtles to be released, one to be tracked

Four rehabilitated sea turtles to be released, one to be tracked September 25, 4:30 pm, Spanish River Park in Boca Raton    For the past two decades, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s (GLNC) Sea Turtle Conservation team has rescued sick and injured sea turtles throughout southern Palm Beach

New Rescue & Rehab Partners

The Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility (STRF) at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (GLNC) has many community partners that assist with the needs of our injured sea turtle patients.  Recently, staff from the STRF brought four protected sea turtles to the South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC) in Fort

Stay Informed!

Ever wish you were notified about the “Happenings” at Gumbo Limbo?  It’s easy – here’s how! From any page in our website, look to the top left side of your screen. See the “Stay Informed” text?  Click on that text, and you will be directed to a contact form to fill out. Be sure you enter your

One Girl’s Wish: To See Baby Sea Turtles at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center!

Five-year old Astraea wished to see a sea turtle.  Specifically, she wanted to see baby sea turtles go into the ocean.  This little girl has been through a lot, fighting leukemia and a year out of treatment, the Make-A-Wish Foundation (MAW) was determined to make her wish come true.  Her family had

Hatchling Release Tickets Sold Out

Hatchling Release Tickets for 2014 Season Sold Out! All tickets for the 2014 Hatchling Release Season have been sold out. There are no more available tickets. We are limited to the number of programs we can hold, and to the number of people who can attend each program by the guidelines

Spaces Available in Week 6 Environmental Camp

There are a few openings in Gumbo Limbo's Environmental Camp.   Session 6 - afternoon - grades 3-4 (July 21-25) You may know this is not typical, so we wanted to get the word out.   Registration is now open to non-residents (of Boca Raton) and is handled by the Boca Raton Community

Closed on 4th of July

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will be closed July 4. Regular hours resume July 5.      

Track Phoenix!

Phoenix is a loggerhead turtle that was admitted to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s (GLNC) Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility in January 2014.  The sub-adult sea turtle sustained a boat propeller strike that removed the rear six inches of its shell.  Little did staff know that there was an even larger