Patients

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.

STR-20-006: Yurtle

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

STR-20-012: Nola

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

STR-20-018: Pippin

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

STR-21-001:

This 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.

SeaTurtleRecovery-21-002 loggerhead sea turtle patient

STR-21-002:

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 Patients

2020 Patients

STR-20-001: Maize

This juvenile Green Sea Turtle was found up river in fresh water where it had ingested gravel. Released Healthy! November 2020

STR-20-002: Mira

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! July 2021

STR-20-003: Callie

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-004: Chap

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-005: Jozi

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-007: Zoom

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy August 2021!

STR-20-008: Paco

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-010: Louise

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-011: Peppermint Patty

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy August 2021!

STR-20-013: Olaf

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy August 2021!

STR-20-014: Geo Millennium

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! July 2021

STR-20-015: Pete

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-016: Kai

This Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-019: Gimli

This Loggerhead sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021

STR-20-020: Harbor

This Loggerhead sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Massachusetts. Released Healthy! April 2021