Patients

The Sea Turtle Recovery is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the rehabilitation, preservation and conservation of Sea Turtles.  STR’s goal is to rehabilitate sick or injured Sea Turtles for their release back to the wild. The Sea Turtle Recovery also educates the public on the important ecological role of sea turtles, threats endangering them, and ways to protect their future.

Please consider donating to help save these turtles!

STR provides staffing, food, medicine, surgeries and other treatments to sick and injured sea turtles until they can be released back into the ocean. Sea Turtle Recovery treats many ailments in sea turtles including illness, injuries, and cold stunning (similar to hypothermia in humans).   STR often treats patients with injuries such as pollution ingestion, propeller cuts, fishing gear interactions, and broken bones. 

ADOPTIONS AVAILABLE:

[*Adoptions are a sponsorship only, and each sea turtle may have multiple adopters due to rehabilitation costs and efforts.*]
Some sea turtles are now available for adoption  (Please note these are sick and injured animals and their health until release cannot be guaranteed.)  Your support will help with general sea turtle care including food, medication, vet supplies, etc. Donate $30 and we will send you a thank you packet containing an adoption certificate with a short description of your turtle and a 3 in x 4 in photo magnet of the turtle you sponsor. If applicable, we will email you a photo of your adopted turtle after it is released. Current adoptable turtles have an adoption button below them.   NOTE: Stories and photos received are protected by copyright and are not to be redistributed, sold, or published without written permission.  All rights reserved-STR.

Interested in sponsoring the full estimated cost of rehabilitation? Click here for sponsorship information.

 

Released 2019 Patients

STR-19-002: Tabitha

This Loggerhead sea turtle stranded in Ocean City, NJ. She has a buoyancy disorder that is preventing her from diving. Released Healthy! September 2020

STR-19-003: Mac

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! July 2020

STR-19-005: Showtime McTurtle

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! July 2020

STR-19-009: Melbourne

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! September 2020

STR-19-010: Duckiee

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! July 2020

STR-19-011: Mango

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! September 2020

STR-19-012: Gibby

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! July 2020

STR-19-014: Tiny Tim

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! July 2020

STR-19-015: MaryAnn

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! July 2020

STR-19-016: Copper

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Release Healthy! November 2020.

STR-19-017: Silver Belle

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey. Released Healthy! September 2020