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Visiting Hours: Open for tours on Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4pm. Our final tour for 2019 will be Saturday, December 14th from 1-4pm.

Adopt a Sea Turtle

The purchase of a sea turtle adoption helps to rehabilitate rescued sea turtles by supplying food and medicine to help them  heal and return home.  Adopt one for yourself or give one as a gift to someone you love.  Adoptions are also great activities for school classrooms.

Be sure to check out “Myrtle” – our latest addition to the turtles available for adoption!

Holiday orders placed by Thursday, Dec 19 should arrive by Christmas.

Adoption Levels

$25 Level

  • 5x7 Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 color photo of your adopted sea turtle
  • Information card

$50 Level

  • 5x7 Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 color photo of your adopted sea turtle
  • Information card
  • Small plush sea turtle

$100 Level

  • 5x7 Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 color photo of your adopted sea turtle
  • Information card
  • Medium plush sea turtle
  • Sea Turtle Hospital ball cap

$250 Level

  • 5x7 Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 color photo of your adopted sea turtle
  • Information card
  • Medium plush sea turtle or ball cap
  • Sea Turtle Hospital logo shirt

Who’s Available for Adoption?

Lennie

LennieLennie is an adult Kemp’s Ridley who was admitted on 10/18/2006.  She was found between Topsail Island and Beaufort (NC)  suffering from blunt force trauma to the skull resulting in permanent blindness.  Her current weight is 64 lbs; she is between 15-18 years old. Lennie is a permanent resident.

 

Canal

CanalCanal is a sub-adult Green turtle who was admitted on 9/05/2015.  Canal was found by a fisherman in a canal near Ocean Isle NC.  He had suffered a boat strike wound and currently has floating issues.  Canal is 7-10 years old and weighs 15 lbs.

 

Cici

CiciCici is a young Loggerhead who was admitted on 04/21/2019. Found at Pine Knoll Shores in North Carolina, Cici was lethargic and covered with algae and barnacles and weighed 50 lbs.

 

Myrtle

MyrtleMyrtle is a sub-adult Loggerhead turtle who was admitted on July 9, 2019. A victim
of a boat strike, Myrtle was left with a fractured right flipper, multiple carapace
fractures, and several deep cuts. The carapace was stabilized with a series of metal
brackets screwed into the carapace. Still in Sea Turtle Sick Bay, Myrtle is expected
to make a full recovery in about 2 years.

 

Adoption Form

Adoption Form
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Sending
If you prefer to mail in your adoption and pay by check, please download and print out the Adoption Form.

 

If you have not received your adoption package in two (2) weeks, please email us at adoptaseaturtleNC@gmail.com .

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