Morgan McCallen

Gigi comes home to Navarre Beach

Gigi comes home to Navarre Beach

After six weeks of round the clock monitoring, Gigi the loggerhead sea turtle has been declared healthy. She arrived home Friday at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC). She was sent to Gulf World Marine Institute in Panama City Beach in mid-April following some changes in behavior observed by her Animal Care Team. […]

Gigi receives off-site medical care

Gigi receives off-site medical care

Gigi, the blind loggerhead sea turtle that permanently resides at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC), has not been home in 15 days. Her three-foot-deep tank stands still and empty. That’s because Gigi is sick. She is undergoing treatment for pneumonia at Gulf World Marine Institute in Panama City Beach. Gulf World is […]

Turtle center hatches

Turtle center hatches

The wooden beachfront shack sat vacant, collecting sand and salty grime from years of lacking care. Mold had begun to grow on the walls, floors and ceiling of the county-owned building. Once a state park information center, it shut its doors in 2008, left to sit and rot. Until some turtle ladies, a handful of […]