NOTICE: In response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, STR’s Board of Directors has placed Sea Turtle Recovery under an “Emergency Operations” declaration. During this time, patient care is our priority.


All nonessential activities are suspended until further notice. Fundraising events are being rescheduled. Volunteer opportunities and internship positions are suspended. Education programs and outreach opportunities are canceled. We are not accepting invitations or applications at this time.


This is a difficult time for all of us. STR is hoping that you may be able to consider a donation to help during this hard time. We thank you for your continued support. Please stay well!

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New Jersey's First Long Term Rehabilitation Center For Sick And Injured Sea Turtles.


 Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of sea turtles and educating the public on the important ecological role of sea turtles, threats endangering them, and ways to protect their future.  The Sea Turtle Recovery is a separate nonprofit located inside Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. 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 also performs outreach throughout the region to raise awareness about sea turtles.


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The Sea Turtle Soiree has been cancelled for 2020.

Please join us in the Spring!

There are many other great ways to support Sea Turtle Recovery and our mission. Please Visit the Donate page for several options including Honorary donations and our Amazon Wishlist. Also, check out our new online store for great gift ideas! Our selection is always changing and is sure to please the sea turtle lover in your life. (If you have already purchased tickets please check your email for an update and instructions.)

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and generosity

Bill, Brandi, and the STR Board of Directors

New Items Available In Our Online Store!

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 Several Turtles now available for adoption! 

 Adopt a sea turtle today!Adopt YoursToday

 Help save an endangered or threatened sea turtle with your adoption donation and we will send you a thank you packet with information about your sponsored turtle.



Pick your adoptable turtle here!



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You can help sea turtles today! Here is how you can support STR's mission:


Contact us for more information or to discuss other creative options. Ask for Bill or Brandi. We'd love to hear from you!


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