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.


UPDATE: We are working toward returning to normal operations. Fundraising events are being scheduled. Please check the Events page for updates. We are also  opening a limited number of Internship opportunities. Volunteer opportunities and Education programs are still suspended and 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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At STR, we believe that learning about its founders is more than just knowing our resumes. Below are some of the things we want you to know about us from each individual themselves.  If you give to our facility, your donations are going to people who will use it to help Sea Turtles.  It is not a slogan for us.  The Sea Turtle Recovery is a passion that lives inside us.

William Deerr IV, Co-Executive Officer

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the aquatic environment. I was always reading books about whales, dolphins, turtles, fish and deep sea exploration. I would spend hours listening to recordings of whales.  As a child, I always had fish tanks and pet turtles. Summer days at the beach with my family were spent digging for mole crabs and scouring the jetties for starfish. As I got older, it was time to choose a career path and apply to colleges; there was never any other option than being a Marine Biologist.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Marine Science degree at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where I was fortunate enough to study New Jersey’s largest seal colony in the wild.  Through the years, I have rescued seals, dolphins and sea turtles. I have helped bring animals back from near death; and learned from them after death. Through this I have been shown that every individual matters and deserves every option you have to help it, that there is ALWAYS something new to learn, and the more I learn the stronger my fascination becomes!

Overtime, it has become apparent just how desperately we need additional support for Sea Turtles, not just in New Jersey but throughout the Atlantic Coast region. All sea turtles are endangered or threatened worldwide and may not be here in just a few short generations. We have an amazing team of people assisting in the creation of Sea Turtle Recovery, and together, with your support, we can help save these incredible animals from extinction.