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Gulf Turtle Rescue

October 5, 2010

Overview:
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is proud to announce that FedEx Corporation is joining the efforts to protect sea turtle nests and eggs from potential impacts of the oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  FedEx Custom Critical will be donating resources to transport hundreds of nests containing thousands of eggs to Florida’s Atlantic Coast, and its logistics experts are working with the Unified Command and its partner organizations to implement this complex translocation. The relocation efforts began in early-July and are scheduled to continue throughout the hatching season.

Announcement: Sea Turtle Nests to Remain on Beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida (08.26.2010)

Citizenship Blog posts:
View From the Driver’s Seat (Margaret-Mary Shellito 07.26.10)
No Regular Tractor Trailers (video, 07.09.2010)
Looking for Turtle Tracks (video, 07.09.2010)
Custom Shock Absorbers to Give Turtle Eggs a Gentle Ride (video, 07.09.2010)
Prepping for Fragile Cargo (video, 07.09.2010)
Rescue Update from the Sea Turtle Conservancy (by David Godfrey, 07.09.2010)
Sea Turtle Rescue: Report from Florida (by Joe Reedy and Megan Hershberger, 07.07.2010)
Special Delivery: Sea Turtle Eggs (by Brandon Tidwell, 07.02.2010)

Multimedia:
FedEx Turtle Activity/Coloring Book: “Halfway There”
Turtle photo gallery on I am FedEx facebook page (some photos courtesy NASA)
Videos and high-res photos on FedEx Multimedia Center
Kennedy Space Center hatchery and hatchling releases media gallery
US Fish and Wildlife nest excavation photo gallery on flickr.com

FedEx News Release: Rescue of Endangered Sea Turtle Eggs Begins (07.09.2010)
Sea Turtle Rescue Fact Sheet

External Media:

Florida Today: Article about conclusion of turtle relocation (09.13.10)
CNN: Gulf Turtle Hatchlings Released on Florida’s East Coast (08.03.10)
Florida Today: 400 Baby Sea Turtles Released at Playalinda Beach (08.03.10)
NBC Nightly News feature story (07.27.2010)
NASA: Hatchlings Get Helping Hand (07.15.10)

Partner Links:
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Comments

    Garrison Hall says:

    Jason, great meeting you and your team this week at the Panama City US Fish and Wildlife Service. I was one of the South Carolina middle school science teachers you talked to. Rex, the other teacher, and I came down to the Gulf to see what we could do to help. As we journeyed to Florida, we were calling different agencies to find out where we could go to be the most help. A common response was…if you see a FedEx truck near the beach, you are in the right place!
    I will be using your great recovery photos in my class presentations.
    Thanks again,
    Garrison Hall
    Gable Middle School
    Spartanburg, SC

    kiloloe blyden nieves says:

    Hi It is great to work for a company that helps with the enviorment. I love the turtle logo. Do you have t-shirts with that logo for kids and adults. I would love to purchase them.

    Renee Manton says:

    I’m so pleased FX has stepped up to the plate to help the turtles. A VERY deserving cause. As another commentator said, I would buy T-shirts of your logo; money could be raised for Gulf environmental restoration.

    David Strong says:

    This is awesome! Way to help the environment and spread the news about these beautiful creatures.

    gail wilhelm says:

    I AM SO GLAD THAT I WORK FOR FEDEX, A COMPANY THAT CARES ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT! PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE WE CAN PURCHASE T SHIRTS WITH SEA TURTLES TO HELP SUPPORT THIS COMMUNITY SERVICE.

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