NOAA awarded $96,929 to Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota to continue support its efforts as a National Marine Mammal Stranding Partner. Mote’s Program responds to reports of sick, injured and dead marine mammals and sea turtles and its Dolphin & Whale Hospital and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital provide care to protected species. Since 2010, Mote has responded to and recovered a total of 620 stranded sea turtles, 67 dolphins or whales, three mass-strandings of dolphins, while also assisting in the response to 195 manatees.
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