Visitors viewing sea turtle rehabilitation tanks.

Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility

For the past two decades, our turtle conservation team has rescued sick and injured sea turtles throughout southern Palm Beach County. However, until recently, our facility offered no place for on-site care and treatment of these animals. On January 1, 2010, Gumbo Limbo opened a Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility. Our facility treats an average of 50-100 patients and 200-300 hatchlings annually.


Follow the links below to find out more about our patients, satellite tracking program, and more!


Open current patients webpage.


Open previous patients webpage


Open sea turtle satellite tracking webpage.


Sea Turtle Rescue Line

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility operates a
24 Hour Sea Turtle Rescue Line: (561) 212-8691.

If you ever encounter an injured sea turtle or other injured wildlife please contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Wildlife Hotline immediately at: 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).  You may also dial *FWC or #FWC on your mobile phone.


Wish List

Please contact Emily Mirowski ( before donating any supplies to find out more about our current needs. Thank you for your continued support!

Examples of supplies used daily:

  • Hand towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Dawn (large refills)
  • Bleach (regular, not low splash)
  • Detergent – free & clear
  • Paper towels
  • Isopropyl alchohol 70%
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • AA & AAA batteries
  • Sharpies (all sizes)
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Post-Its (small & standard sizes)
  • Lamination sheets (letter & ledger size)
  • Zip ties
  • Reef safe sunblock