Today, whales are threatened by disease, loss of habitat and other factors which lead to an average of one stranding a week along Florida's coastline. They are also sentinels of our oceans, helping us better understand the relationship between their well-being and the health of the environment we share with them.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution directs the proceeds from the Protect Florida Whales specialty plate to support critical research, education, rescue and rehabilitation efforts focused on conserving the 12 whale species that inhabit Florida waters, including the Northern Right Whale-the most endangered of all great whale species. To learn more, visit www.protectfloridawhales.org
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The BuyAPlate Program is managed by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. To learn more about us and how you can help, visit our website: www.wildlifeflorida.org