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Enhancement of Sea Turtle Stranding Response Capacity in Florida

Implementing Organization

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$6,246,200

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

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.

Contact

Allen Michael Foley
904-696-5904
allen.foley@myfwc.com
Project Website
Project Partners

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network members

Affiliated Institutions

None

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