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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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November

New England Cold Stunned Sea Turtles to be transported to Gulf World Marine Institute for Rehab

Gulf World Marine Institute received 54 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles and six green cold stunned sea turtles from the…

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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” is…

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September

International Coastal Clean-up Day

In honor of International Coastal Clean-up Day, Gulf World Marine Institute teamed up to make a difference. Gulf World Marine…

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April

2018 Cold Stun Event

In early January 2018, Gulf World Marine Institute participated in the second-largest sea turtle cold stunning event of the state’s…

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December

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, long time local…

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August

2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Event

In April of 2010, the northern Gulf of Mexico was subject to the largest marine oil disaster in United States…

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April

2010 Cold Stun Event

In January of 2010, the state of Florida experienced a cold-stun event significantly larger than any in US history.  Multiple species…

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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.