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By Steve Plunkett                                                                                                

The year 2023 was not a good one for the nonprofit group originally founded to support the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton.

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12213933269?profile=RESIZE_710xABOVE: Rebecca Germany, sea turtle conservation assistant at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, excavates a loggerhead nest in Boca Raton three days after the eggs had hatched.
BELOW LEFT: A baby loggerhead makes its way to the ocean after being rescued by

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11063071671?profile=RESIZE_710xIt could take months before turtles are back at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. File photo

 

Letters to the Editor: Nonprofit chair hails ‘exciting times’ ahead for Gumbo Limbo|Retired leader of turtle facility laments ‘black eye’ for city|Former voluntee

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11009465090?profile=RESIZE_710xStaff and volunteers at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center had to move nine sea turtles to other facilities because Gumbo Limbo no longer had a license to treat them. Photo provided

 

By Steve Plunkett

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s injured and recuperating sea

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10925294299?profile=RESIZE_710x Dr. Maria Chadam checks the eyes of one of the 12 Kemp’s ridley turtles that were flown from Cape Cod for treatment at Gumbo Limbo. Andrea Jelaska, a sea turtle rehab technician, holds the turtle.

By Tao Woolfe

Dr. Maria Chadam peered into the eye

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10800254095?profile=RESIZE_710xWinds from the east this summer have pushed a nearly constant supply of sargassum onto the beach, challenging beachgoers like Debby Belmonte of Ocean Ridge. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star 

Seasonal inundation is here to stay, scientists say

By Larry Ba

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10746311056?profile=RESIZE_710xA leatherback hatchling makes its way into the ocean in Boca Raton after a release by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Joe Capozzi

Walk along the beach at Red Reef Park in Boca Raton and it’s hard to miss evidence

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