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Enhancement of Sea Turtle Stranding Response Capacity in Florida

Implementing Organization

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)


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Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

Increase and enhance the collection of information on the causes of sea turtle mortality in Florida to inform the development of future management actions aimed at reducing mortality. The project involves the establishment and staffing of a dedicated sea turtle necropsy facility strategically located along Florida's Gulf Coast, with appropriate staff for the 10-year project period. Under the program, staff will retrieve and conduct necropsies on more than 250 sea turtles carcasses found each year.


Allen Michael Foley
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Project Partners

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network members_x000D__x000D_

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