Educational events at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are back after COVID-19 precautions kept the center closed to the public for two years. Archelon, a 25-year-old loggerhead turtle, was released in front of a crowd of more than 100 on March 1 at Spanish
By Ron Hayes
Hurricane Irma spared Palm Beach County the worst it could do, and the county’s sea turtle nests seem to have been spared its worst as well.
“In general, the beach was in better shape than we expected,” said Kirt Rusenko, the marin
Named for its smooth, rubbery skin.
Status: Critically endangered
Size: The largest and deepest-diving of the sea turtles, ranging 4 to 8 feet long and weighing 700 to 1,500 pounds.
Range: Lives in the open water of the temperate and tropical Pacific,
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