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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.

2022 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-22-002: Cheerios

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

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STR-22-005: Broc

This juvenile Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

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STR-22-006: Penny

This juvenile Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

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STR-22-007: Cooper

This juvenile Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Cape May, New Jersey.

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STR-22-008: Duke

This juvenile Green sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

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STR-22-010: Butterscotch

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle stranded due to becoming cold stunned in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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

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

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

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

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

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STR-22-016: Bernie

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

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

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

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

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STR-22-020: Max

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

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

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

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

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

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

2022 Released Patients

2022 Patients

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STR-22-001: Sagari

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

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STR-22-003: Sally J

This juvenile Green Sea Turtle stranded upriver at low tide in a brackish river in Atlantic County, NJ. Released Healthy! September 2022

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STR-22-004: Ginger

This juvenile Kemp's Ridley sea turtle was incidentally captured after wandering too close to a power plant. Released Healthy! November 2022

 

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Feb 25th, Mays Landing, NJ

annual South Jersey brunch buffet to help save threatened and endangered sea turtles.
Annual South Jersey brunch buffet to help save threatened and endangered sea turtles.