Gigi the loggerhead

Turtle Center mourns Gigi

Turtle Center mourns Gigi

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) staff are mourning the loss of their resident sea turtle Gigi. She was humanely euthanized due to chronic medical conditions Monday. Gigi was a completely blind loggerhead sea turtle. She was welcomed to the NBSTCC last August after living in captivity for 19 years. She was initially […]

Gigi the loggerhead granted lease extension

Gigi the loggerhead granted lease extension

District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson and Gigi the blind loggerhead sea turtle finally met, and he saw things her way. After his first visit to the Navarre Beach Turtle Conservation Center since its August opening – and a review of the nonprofit’s barebones finances – Williamson agreed this week that Gigi’s aquarium and accompanying environmental […]

Sea Turtle Extravaganza brings learning and fun

Sea Turtle Extravaganza brings learning and fun

Visitors young and old played and learned Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s Sea Turtle Extravaganza. The event featured games like digging for baby sea turtles and educational displays like lessons on how litter affects turtles in the ocean. Many locals and visitors to Navarre took the opportunity to meet […]

Turtle turmoil resurfaces at County Commission

Turtle turmoil resurfaces at County Commission

Gigi the loggerhead sea turtle and District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson have never seen each other. That’s because she’s blind and Williamson has never visited the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, where Gigi lives under the care of volunteers he occasionally feuds with over finances. The latest round erupted at Monday’s board meeting when […]