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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Sea Turtle Definitions

buoyancy - the ability or tendency to float in water

carapace - the hard upper shell of a turtle

cold stunned  -  the hypothermic reaction that occurs when sea turtles are exposed to prolonged cold water temperatures. Initial symptoms include a decreased heart rate, decreased circulation, and lethargy, followed by shock, pneumonia and possibly death. (NOAA)

neutrally buoyant  -  a condition in which a physical body's average density is equal to the density of the fluid in which it is immersed. For turtles this means that they are able to maintain a depth in the water column with out fighting to not sink or float.

plastron - the part of a turtle's shell forming the underside.