Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2016
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.