Gulf World Marine Institute Incorporated (GWMI) is proud to be part of the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network. We work under a permit from National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. Within these stranding networks, Gulf World plays an important role in rescuing and rehabilitating injured marine mammals and sea turtles throughout the Florida Panhandle.
Gulf World Marine Institute serves as the only long-term marine mammal rehabilitation facility in Northern Florida. Over the years, our stranding team has come to the aid of thousands of sick or debilitated stranded marine animals.
GWMI would like to share the profiles of some of the animals that were rescued and survived the transport to our Stranding Care Center for rehabilitation. Depending on the situation, the mammals are rehabilitated and either released back into their natural habitat, or were deemed non-releasable by NMFS, and placed with an Alliance Accredited Marine Facilities that best suits the animals social standing.
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