Governor Rick Scott and members of the Cabinet presented Ron Hardy, co-owner of Gulf World Marine Park, a check for $5,000. This money was contributed to Gulf World Marine Institute Inc. Gulf World Marine Institute Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to assist in the rehabilitation of sick and injured marine animals. Gulf World Marine Park serves as the area coordinator for the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Gulf World’s standing team has assisted in the rehabilitation and release of several marine mammals and hundreds of sea turtles over the past few years. During the presentation Peter Miller, host of Bass 2 Billfish television show announced that he would match the $5,000 denotation. The entire $10,000 will be applied to our Marine Institute. These funds will allow us to purchase medical equipment and supplies in the continued efforts to help injured animals along our coast.