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


 Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit 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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 Adopt me today!

 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!



Do you want to get the latest news and updates from the Sea Turtle Recovery? We will work to make sure you know the latest information, ways you can help, and updates about our patients!

Please note: We understand there is only so much anyone can read,
so we will be courteous and only email you a few times a month!

Support STR

"Be a part of history by helping to preserve the future!" TM

Get your support directly helping sea turtles today. Here is how you can help:


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


Help a sea turtle heal!


 Thank you to our
Recent Sponsors:

Stony Hill Farms

EVA foam for sea turtle crates provided by:

Foam Order
Wholefoods Market
Shreiber Animal Foundation Enterprise
Merchantville Overhead Door
McGowan Landscaping

Contact Us About
 Sponsoring STR!