Marine Turtle Decals

You can help protect Florida's endangered and threatened marine turtles by making a donation to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Your donation will help fund research at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and conservation efforts by the Imperiled Species Management Section.  With each donation of five dollars or more, you will receive your choice of one of the waterproof decals featured.  Current year marine turtle decals are available at Florida County Tax Offices.

FWC has a limited supply of some of the earlier decals. We would like to offer them to individuals who are interested in collecting them. Please indicate the decals you would like to obtain by checking the appropriate area on the order form and sending a check for the number of decals selected.  The decals will be sent to you within 4-6 weeks.

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2015-2016 Hawksbill Sea Turtle
artwork by Mike Hunter, FWC
photo by Nikole Ordway-Heath

 

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Warm tropical seas are where you are most likely to see hawksbills. In Florida, hawksbills are found primarily on reefs in the Florida Keys and along the southeastern Atlantic coast. An endangered species, the hawksbill was sought after in the past to use its beautifully patterned shell for jewelry, hair ornaments and other decorative items. Though use of its shell is banned in most of the world, it is still possible to find such goods. Please don’t buy them! This sea turtle weighs 100 to 200 pounds as an adult, with a shell about 35 inches long and a lovely carapace shaded by black and brown marks on a background of amber. Its raptor-like jaws give the hawksbill its name and are perfect for dining upon sponges, its favorite food.

 

Previous Years Decals

 

2014-2015
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Loggerhead Turtle Hatching
By Ann Marie Tavares, FWC 

2013-2014
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Loggerhead Turtle Hatching
By Ann Marie Tavares, FWC

2012-2013
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Green Sea Turtle
by Lizabeth West

2011-2012
Sea Turtle Decal 11-12

Hawksbill Sea Turtle
by Jim Abernathy

2010-2011
Sea turtle Decal 10-11

Green Sea Turtles
by Dr. Blair Witherington

2009-2010
Sea turtle Decal 2009-10

Loggerhead
by Dr. Blair Witherington

2008-2009
Sea turtle Decal 2008-09

Kemp's Ridley
by Lizabeth West

2007-2008
Sea Turtle Decal 2007-08

Green Sea Turtles
by Dawn Witherington

2006-2007
Sea Turtle Decal 2006-07

Hawksbill
by Lizabeth West

2005-2006
Sea Turtle Decal 2005-06

Leatherback
by Lizabeth West

2004-2005
Sea Turtle Decal 2004-05

Loggerhead
by Dean Gallagher

2003-2004
Sea Turtle Decal 2003-04

Green Sea Turtles
by Dean Gallagher

2002-2003
Sea Turtle Decal 2002-03

Kemp's Ridley
by Shems Hamilton

2001-2002
Sea Turtle Decal 2001-02

Hawksbill
by Tom Markey

2000-2001
Sea Turtle Decal 2000-01

Leatherback
by Doug Perrine

1999-2000
Sea Turtle Decal 1999-2000

Loggerhead
by Dawn Witherington

1998-1999
Sea Turtle Decal 1998-99

Loggerhead
by Michelle G. Pasquin

1997-1998
Sea Turtle Decal 1997-98 

Green Sea Turtles
by Michelle G. Pasquin

1996-1997
Sea Turtle Decal 1996-97

Kemp's Ridley
by Dawn Witherington

1995-1996
Sea Turtle Decal 1995-96

Leatherback
by Jamie Serino

1994-1995
Sea Turtle Decal 1994-95

Green Sea Turtles
by S. Castle

 

1993-1994
Sea Turtle Decal 1993-94 

Loggerhead
by FL DNR

 

 

1992-1993
Sea Turtle Decal 1992-93

Hawksbill
by Dee Knott



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