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Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

or #FWC on your cell phone

If you see a stranded or deceased dolphin, whale or sea turtle, please immediately report to Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1-888-404-3922.

You will be speaking with a dispatch operator. Please have a description of the animal’s size, condition, location, and other important information ready. Please also report if you see a dolphin, whale or sea turtle acting suspiciously, beaching themselves, or carrying fishing wire entanglements. We very much appreciate your assistance in keeping our animals safe!

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DEDICATED

To sea turtle and marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation, and release

It is the mission of Gulf World Marine Institute Inc. (GWMI) to:

1) lead, assist and manage the recovery and rehabilitation of stranded, sick or injured marine mammals or sea turtles

2) serve as an environmental educational tool for the local and national community

3) help facilitate marine and oceanographic research on a local and national level

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5
October

Winnie, Kemp’s Ridley

Yesterday evening, GWMI received our newest patient. Measuring at about two feet in length and width, this adult Kemp’s Ridley…

20
September

Drax, Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release

Drax, a loggerhead sea turtle was brought to Gulf World Marine Institute on June 6, 2018 by a representative of…

20
September

Joyful Fine Art Supports GWMI

Gulf World Marine Institute is honored that Joyful Fine Art is supporting our efforts.   This beautiful painting called “Unaware”…

19
September

Update on Mantis

Update on “Mantis”: after being brought to GWMI on August 6th, Mantis has continued a steady improvement. Mantis has been…

15
September

International Coastal Clean-up Day

In honor of International Coastal Clean-up Day, Gulf World, Gulf World Marine Institute, Diver’s Den and Keep PCB Beautiful hosted…

9
August

Six Green Sea Turtles released in Port St Joe on Thursday, August 9th 2018

Six green sea turtles were released into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, August 9th 2018 promptly at 9:00 am central/10:00 am eastern.…

7
August

Mantis

“Mantis”, Gulf World Marine Institute’s newest patient, arrived on August 6th after being found listing just offshore of Sharky’s Restaurant…

17
July

Paddy, a juvenile green sea turtle Released

Paddy, a juvenile green sea turtle was released into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, July 17th 2018 promptly at…

4
May

Michael, Green Sea Turtle Released

Michael, a green sea turtle was released into the Gulf of Mexico at Cape Palms Park at Cape San Blas…

9
January

Gulf World Marine Institute receives (NAUI Worldwide) Environmental Enrichment Award

Gulf World Marine Institute officially receives National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) Environmental Enrichment Award. Danny Grizzard, local long time…

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Volunteer With GWMI

Gulf World Marine Institute, Inc (GWMI), a 501c3 non-profit, is accepting applications for new volunteers. Volunteers with GWMI are crucial in the continued success of the program. We invite you to apply with us here.