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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 Tabitha is now available for adoption! 

 Adopt a sea turtle today!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.



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

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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