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The Sea Turtle Recovery is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the rehabilitation, preservation and conservation of Sea Turtles.  STR’s goal is to rehabilitate sick or injured Sea Turtles for their release back to the wild. The Sea Turtle Recovery also educates the public on the important ecological role of sea turtles, threats endangering them, and ways to protect their future.

Please consider donating to help save these turtles!

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 treats many ailments in sea turtles including illness, injuries, and cold stunning (similar to hypothermia in humans).   STR often treats patients with injuries such as pollution ingestion, propeller cuts, fishing gear interactions, and broken bones. 

ADOPTIONS AVAILABLE:

[*Adoptions are a sponsorship only, and each sea turtle may have multiple adopters due to rehabilitation costs and efforts.*]
Some sea turtles are now available for adoption  (Please note these are sick and injured animals and their health until release cannot be guaranteed.)  Your support will help with general sea turtle care including food, medication, vet supplies, etc. Donate $30 and we will send you a thank you packet containing an adoption certificate with a short description of your turtle and a 3 in x 4 in photo magnet of the turtle you sponsor. If applicable, we will email you a photo of your adopted turtle after it is released. Current adoptable turtles have an adoption button below them.   NOTE: Stories and photos received are protected by copyright and are not to be redistributed, sold, or published without written permission.  All rights reserved-STR.

Interested in sponsoring the full estimated cost of rehabilitation? Click here for sponsorship information.

Current Patients

STR-19-013: Little Trav

This Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in New Jersey.

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STR-21-005: Animal

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts.

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STR-22-001: Sagari

This juvenile Loggerhead sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Virginia.

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This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to recreational fishing and vessel interaction in Virginia.

Recently Released Patients

2020 Patients

STR-20-006: Yurtle

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

2021 Patients

STR-21-001: DonaShello

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. This turtle was initially treated by Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and transferred to Sea Turtle Recovery for further rehabilitation. Released Healthy! August 2022

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STR-21-002: Titan

This juvenile Loggerhead sea turtle was found near Island Beach State Park, NJ. This turtle has propeller cuts, shark bites, and partial amputation of the right front flipper. Released Healthy! August 2022

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STR-21-003: Slater

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Sandy Hook GNRA, NJ. This turtle has propeller cuts and partial amputation of the right front flipper. Released Healthy! August 2022

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STR-21-004: Princess

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Sandy Hook GNRA, NJ. Released Healthy! August 2022

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STR-21-006: Willow

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! August 2022

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STR-21-007: Dylan

This juvenile Loggerhead sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

STR-21-008: Cortez

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! August 2022

STR-21-011: Stone

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! August 2022

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STR-21-012: Dexter

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

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STR-21-013: Nitro

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

STR-21-014: Apollo

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

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STR-21-015: Pete

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

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STR-21-016: Rahmer

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

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STR-21-020: Petunia

This juvenile Loggerhead sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! August 2022

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STR-21-021: Hedwig

This juvenile Loggerhead sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! May 2022

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