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Visiting Hours:  Public tours are Thursday's & Saturday's from 1-4pm.  Our final tour for 2018 is Sat., December 22nd.  Thank you for your continuing support.

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.

New!  Special Holiday Lennie and Snooki adoptions are now available just in time for the holidays!  More details below.

Christmas orders must be received no later than Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

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

Limited time only! Each Lennie and Snooki Holiday/Christmas adoption comes with a special Lennie or Snooki plush turtle plus other gifts carefully selected just for the holidays. This offer is good only for adoption orders received before December 31, 2018 and is subject to availability of gifts.

Lennie
Lennie and Snooki Plush Turtles for Adoption
TI Beach Rocks and Ornaments for Adoptions
Snooki

$ 75 “Lennie” Adoption

  • 5x7 Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 color photo of “Lennie”
  • Kemps Ridley Information card
  • Commemorative TI beach stone
  • Small plush “Lennie” sea turtle

$150 “Lennie” or “Snooki” Adoption

  • 5x7 Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 color photo of “Lennie” or “Snooki”
  • Information card
  • Commemorative TI beach stone
  • Commemorative Sand Dollar tree ornament
  • Medium “Lennie” or “Snooki” plush sea turtle

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.

 

Dutchman

DutchmanDutchman is a sub-adult Loggerhead who was admitted on 5/05/2018.  Dutchman was found on Caswell Beach (NC) at the high tide line.  He was lethargic and had old injuries.  Dutchman weighs about 140 lbs and is 12-15 years old.

 

Snooki – only with $150 level

Snooki Snooki is a loggerhead admitted on 10/30/16. This very large (over three-hundred pound) loggerhead had stranded multiple times along the beach in Avalon until her rescue by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, N.J. The reasons for her stranding are unclear and she continues to have buoyancy issues. Read her full story here.

Adoption Form

Christmas orders must be received no later than Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Adoption Form
Sizes may not be available in all colors.
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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