Grant: 17-002C
Project Title: All-Terrain Vehicles for beach monitoring on a high density nesting beach
Organization: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Sarah Hirsch
Funding Approved: $6,293.25
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Grant: 17-005C
Project Title: UTV for St Joseph Peninsula State Park Sea Turtle Surveys
Organization: Friends of St. Joseph State Parks (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Bill McGee
Funding Approved: $9,898.98
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Grant: 17-006E
Project Title: MODS Sea Turtle Schools/Community Education
Organization: Museum of Discovery and Science (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Brenda Boddiger
Funding Approved: $1,629.94
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Grant: 17-009R
Project Title: Incubation temperature effects on sea turtle hatchling fitness
Organization: Florida Atlantic University (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Dr. Sarah Milton
Funding Approved: $14,931.00
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Grant: 17-013R
Project Title: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) incubation temperatures on a Florida panhandle beach, USA
Organization: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (Florida Government)
Project Manager: Megan S. Lamb
Funding Approved: $8,322.88
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Grant: 17-014C
Project Title: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Nesting Patrol ATVs
Organization: Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Laura Wright
Funding Approved: $7,227.50
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Grant: 17-015R
Project Title: The effects of local climate on Caretta caretta hatchling output
Organization: Florida State University (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Natalie Montero and Dr. Mariana Fuentes
Funding Approved: $15,214.00
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Grant: 17-016R
Project Title: Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Coastal Construction: Implications for marine turtle nesting grounds in Florida
Organization: Florida State University (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Kristen Nelson Sella and Dr. Mariana Fuentes
Funding Approved: $6,574.05
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Grant: 17-017R
Project Title: Diet characterization of green, loggerhead, and Kemp’s ridley turtles in Florida, Year 2
Organization: University of Central Florida (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Erin E. Seney, Ph.D.
Funding Approved: $11,068.00
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Grant: 17-019R
Project Title: Identifying genetic and pathogen drivers of fibropapillomatosis in Florida’s juvenile green and loggerhead sea turtles
Organization: University of Central Florida (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Dr. Anna E. Savage
Funding Approved: $17,630.55
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Grant: 17-020C
Project Title: Reclaim Our Coasts: Improving sea turtle nesting habitat in Florida
Organization: University of Florida - Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Karen A. Bjorndal
Funding Approved: $30,100.00
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Grant: 17-021C
Project Title: Scientific-Grade Deep Freezer for Blood Plasma and Research Samples
Organization: Hidden Harbor Marine Environmental Project (The Turtle Hospital) (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Bette Zirkelbach
Funding Approved: $8,714.55
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Grant: 17-023E
Project Title: An Audio Tour of Sea Turtles: Sounds and Stories
Organization: Gulf Specimen Marine Lab (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Jack Rudloe
Funding Approved: $15,462.00
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Grant: 17-024E
Project Title: Sea Turtle Conservancy's Statewide Lighting Workshop: Code Enforcement, Planners, Builders, City/County Officials
Organization: Sea Turtle Conservancy (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Rachel Tighe
Funding Approved: $9,600.00
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Grant: 17-026C
Project Title: Heaters for Rehabilitation of Cold Stunned Sea Turtles
Organization: Gulf World Marine Institute (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Secret Holmes
Funding Approved: $2,331.95
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Grant: 17-027C
Project Title: Improvements to Quarantine System
Organization: Gulf Specimen Marine Lab (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Cypress Rudloe
Funding Approved: $16,435.21
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Grant: 17-030R
Project Title: Establishing circulating red blood cell volume and plasma volume reference intervals for loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and green (Chelonia mydas) sea turtles
Organization: University of Florida - College of Veterinary Medicine (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Dr. Nichole Stacy
Funding Approved: $16,642.50
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Grant: 17-031E
Project Title: Providing Sea Turtle Educational Experiences for Students in Coastal, Low-Income Schools
Organization: Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program (Florida Government)
Project Manager: Joy Winet
Funding Approved: $16,603.00
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Grant: 17-032C
Project Title: Marine Science Center Anesthesia and Surgery Equipment Upgrade
Organization: Friends of the Marine Science Center (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Michael Brothers
Funding Approved: $12,383.85
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Grant: 17-033R
Project Title: Development of an improved scoring method and a simple blood test to predict rehabilitation outcome of Fibropapilloma-afflicted sea turtles.
Organization: University of Florida - Whitney Laboratory (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: David J Duffy
Funding Approved: $18,348.00
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Grant: 17-035C
Project Title: No Hooks Left Behind
Organization: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Kyle L'Hommedieu
Funding Approved: $1,000.00
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Grant: 17-036R
Project Title: Investigating aspects of chelonid herpesvirus 5 pathobiology in green and loggerhead sea turtles
Organization: Florida Atlantic University (Research and Educational Institute)
Project Manager: Dr. Annie Page-Karjian
Funding Approved: $18,366.00
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Grant: 17-037C
Project Title: Enhanced surgical monitoring, surgical tools, and supplies for Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital
Organization: Mote Marine Laboratory (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Gretchen Lovewell
Funding Approved: $14,285.34
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Grant: 17-040C
Project Title: Acquisition of an Ultrasound at the Marine Science Center Turtle Hospital
Organization: Friends of the Marine Science Center (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Michael Brothers
Funding Approved: $26,295.00
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Grant: 17-044R
Project Title: Promiscuity in marine turtles: evolutionary push for population stability?
Organization: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Dr. Jeanette Wyneken & Jacob Lasala
Funding Approved: $7,773.15
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Grant: 17-045R
Project Title: Long-Term Monitoring Of Sea Turtles In Florida’s Big Bend
Organization: Inwater Research Group (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Jonathan Gorham
Funding Approved: $17,040.00
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Grant: 17-046R
Project Title: Characterization Of Marine Turtles Within Biscayne National Park
Organization: Inwater Research Group (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Cody R. Mott
Funding Approved: $8,968.00
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Grant: 17-047E
Project Title: Dark Sky, Dark Beaches: A Statewide Lighting Program for Classrooms
Organization: Inwater Research Group (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Rebecca Mott
Funding Approved: $5,000.00
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Grant: 17-048R
Project Title: Continued Monitoring of Florida’s Main Adult Green Turtle Foraging Site
Organization: Inwater Research Group (Non-Profit Organization)
Project Manager: Ryan Welsh
Funding Approved: $18,426.25
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Total Awarded: $362,564.95