Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Tells Gumbo Limbo to Stop Rehabbing Injured Sea Turtles
BOCA RATON, Fla. — For the second time in a year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has told a facility in Palm Beach County to stop rehabilitating injured sea turtles. Currently, there are no turtles at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton.
John Holloway, the director of the nonprofit that operates Gumbo Limbo, said he expects his facility to be rehabbing turtles as soon as possible, though he wouldn’t name a specific date. He said the nature center’s turtle rehabilitation program is in flux because the management of the facility is being transferred from the city of Boca Raton to “Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards,” a nonprofit group.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission ordered eight turtles shipped to other facilities after the city laid off the woman who holds the state license to rehab turtles. A month earlier, Gumbo Limbo’s resident veterinarian resigned.
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