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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.  Gift adoptions are shipped to your destination of choice along with a card acknowledging your generous gift.

Special Note – March 18, 2020:  The Sea Turtle Hospital remains closed to the public for the foreseeable future.  But our volunteers are still providing daily care for our 108 patients.  Please continue to show your support by making a donation or adopting a sea turtle today.  Thank you!

 

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.

 

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
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 .

Thank you for your support.

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