Monday, April 29, 2013

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton, Florida

 While visiting Suzanne’s parents, we took a bit of time to visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center to see some of their resident turtles in rehabilitation from illness or injury. There’s a short walk to the tanks which house the recovering turtles (leatherback, loggerhead, etc..) where you also pass a surgery room with a window to watch if you’d like, and a large outdoor sea tank with local fish.

The goal of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is to promote education and conservation of sea turtles, which also includes nesting concerns (light pollution) and the release of hatchlings that wouldn’t otherwise make it to their destination – the ocean.

We enjoyed our visit; the price is a $5 per person donation if so inclined, and everyone we spoke with was incredibly nice and educational.

This is the board by the recovery tanks that shows why each patient is “visiting.”
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