January 2010 Sea Turtle Cold Stunning Event Response Participants

As a result of the generous donation of time, hard work and equipment, FWC biologists have reported that approximately 80 percent of all the turtles that were rescued survived. Without the collaborative efforts of many, these sea turtles would have died, making these species even more perilously endangered. The FWC thanks the following for their efforts with the sea turtle cold-stunning event response:

(Note: Any omission of volunteers from this list is unintentional. We thank everyone involved.)

All American Diner, Panama City Beach

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch

Atlantic Business Systems

Barrier Island Sanctuary

Brevard Zoo

Caribbean Conservation Corporation

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Collier County Parks and Recreation

Daly's Dock & Dive Center, Port St. Joe

Daytona State College

Domino's Pizza, Panama City Beach

Dynamac Corporation

Eckerd College

Ecological Associates, Inc.

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Destin

Environmental Learning Center

Florida Aquarium

Florida Atlantic University

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Marine Mammal Section
Ocean Discovery Center

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas
Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Florida Park Service, T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Florida Linen

Florida Oceanographic Society

Florida Power & Light, St. Lucie Power Plant

Florida State University, Coastal and Marine Laboratory at Turkey Point

Florida's Gulfarium, Ft. Walton Beach

Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves

Gulf County Sea Turtle Patrol

Geomar Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Goodwill, Panama City

Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals

Gulf County Commission

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, Panacea

Gulf World Marine Park, Panama City Beach

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County

Hungry Howie's, Panama City Beach

Indian River County

Innovative Health Applications

Inwater Research Group

Lakeside Coin Laundry, Panama City

Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach

Louisiana State University

Lowe's Home Improvement, Panama City

Marine Science Center

Marineland of Florida

Merritt Island Wildlife Association

Mote Marine Laboratory

NASA Kennedy Space Center

National Park Service

Canaveral National Seashore
Gulf Islands National Seashore

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Beaufort Laboratory
Galveston Laboratory
Honolulu Laboratory
Miami Science Center
Office of Protected Resources, Silver Spring, MD
Panama City Laboratory
Pascagoula Laboratory

Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums

Pelican Real Estate

Pizza Hut, Panama City Beach

Ryder Trucks

Salvation Army

Save-A-Turtle, Inc.

Scallop Cove BP, Cape San Blas

Sea Turtle Preservation Society


SeaWorld Orlando

South Walton Turtle Watch

SpecPro, Inc.

St. Andrew Bay Resources Management Association, Inc.

St. Andrew Turtle Watch

St. Johns River Water Management District

The Turtle Hospital - Marathon

U.S. Air Force - 45th SW

U.S. Coast Guard, Panama City

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Jacksonville Office
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Panama City Field Office
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
Welaka National Fish Hatchery

U.S. Navy, Panama City

United Space Alliance

University of Central Florida, Marine Turtle Research Group

University of Florida

Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research
College of Veterinary Medicine
Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Cooperative Unit
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Whitney Laboratory for Marine BioscienceUniversity of Georgia

Walmart, Panama City

Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom
Living Seas

Young's Animal Hospital

Many additional citizen volunteers

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