Sea Turtle Recovery

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

  Increased sea turtle strandings in the Northeast Region of the United States has caused several facilities to reach capacity throughout the year.  With this occurring, it does not leave available space for New Jersey’s stranded sea turtles that need critical treatment, and it also puts a heavy burden on the Southeast Region to facilitate the influx. Sea Turtle Recovery was created to help these turtles in need.



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New Jersey’s newest rehabilitation center welcomes first sea turtles 

Nonprofit will assist with rising numbers of injured turtles across the Northeast

WEST ORANGE -- The first injured sea turtles arrived Wednesday night at New Jersey’s new and only long-term sea turtle rehabilitation center, the Sea Turtle Recovery at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. The 10 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were transported from the New England Aquarium in Massachusetts, where the season has already brought nearly 450 cold stunned sea turtles ashore in the state.   [Read more]


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