learn more about sea turtles, explore
the links below. Note: These links are for third-party websites and
will take you away from the Wild Florida website.
THE TURTLE HOSPITAL
This medical center is one of only
two treatment facilities in Florida that receives and provides medical
care to sea turtles infected with the Fibropapilloma virus.
ARCHIE CARR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
The 248-acre refuge between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso Beach, Florida
provides essential nesting habitats for approximately one-fourth
of all the sea turtles nesting in the United States.
MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
As the pioneer research center for sharks, Mote Marine has expanded
its efforts to all aspects of ocean life. Its mission is to “…strengthen
the scientific basis of public policy and societal decision-making
for economic development and sustainability of our oceans and coastal
Neighbors Ensuring Sea Turtle Survival provides residents and associations
living on, or located near, Florida’s sea turtle nesting
beaches with useful information and activities to help protect
these marine animals and their habitats.
SEA TURTLE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, BREVARD COUNTY, FL
The goal of this not-for-profit society is to help protect Florida’s
marine turtle populations through public awareness and education.
The Sea Turtle Preservation Society (STPS) also works in conjunction
with the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge by overseeing the management
of the Carr Refuge Fund.
TURTLE ISLAND RESTORATION NETWORK
Track Pacific Loggerhead turtles, get updates on the latest sea
turtle news, or play fun games. The Sea Turtle Restoration Project
to protect endangered sea turtles in ways that make cultural and
economic sense to the communities that share the beaches and waters
with these gentle creatures.”
CARIBBEAN CONSERVATION CORPORATION AND SEA TURTLE LEAGUE
This Florida-based, non-profit organization works toensure the survival
of sea turtles within the wider Caribbean basin and the Atlantic
through research, education, training, advocacy and the protection
of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
SWOT STATE OF THE WORLDS SEA TURTLES
This worldwide organization works as a centralized database for
sea turtle specialists who strive to protect sea turtle populations
and their habitats.