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Help! Sea turtles are being sold as food and shell products. YOU can make a difference by adopting a rescued turtle.

  • Turtles caught from ocean

  • Smuggled by poachers

  • Stuffed in sacks for sale

  • Packaged in shipping boxes

  • Sold in restaurants

  • Shells made into bracelets

  • Assorted turtle shell products

  • Turtles as trophy wall mount

  • Turtle products sold on streets

  • Turtle products sold in malls

Adopt sea turtle from China

Adopting a sea turtle helps provide funds for proper food, including vegetables and seafood, that meet the strict nutritional requirements of rescued sea turtles. Additionally, vitamins and minerals are supplemented with their food to maintain a healthy body condition with strong immunity against diseases. Your adoption also supports the local caretaker in the daily cleaning and maintenance of the animal's environment to ensure a safe habitat. We rescue stranded, injured and sick sea turtles, and your adoption of one of these guys (or girls) provides medical care to a rescued sea turtle who might not otherwise survive. Adopting a sea turtle also helps us provide public education and awareness campaigns to promote sea turtle conservation, such as ending the illegal sale of sea turtles and changing behaviors of disposing plastic pollution and fishing lines, which have caused many of our turtles to become sick and injured in the first place.

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Since we are a federal tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit organization, your charitable contribution may be tax deductible depending on your tax situation. Upon receipt of your donation to support our turtle adoption program, you will receive a Certificate of Adoption and a written acknowledgement or disclosure in accordance with IRS requirements to claim a tax deduction on your federal tax return:

There are four (4) levels of adoption that can help prevent these majestic animals from disappearing from our world. All levels provide us with donations to support the caregiving of rescued sea turtles and educational outreach efforts for the conservation of the endangered species.


adopt baby sea turtle
Patient Name: Squirt
Species: Green
Hello, my name is Squirt and I came out of my egg shell too early because I really wanted to come out and play on the beach. But when I hatched, I was so weak and could not even move! The humans said I was born pre-maturely and had no hope in the wild so they put me in an aquarium with slow moving land turtles! They tried to sell me as a pet turtle but luckily, the nice people at Sea Turtles 911 found me and saved me! I love swimming fast to prove to everyone I'm ready for the ocean but they say my shell is not hard enough yet to be safe out there. I'm eating as much as possible everyday so one day I'll grow up big and strong - ready to take on the big ocean!
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adopt hawksbill turtle
Patient Name: Speckles
Species: Hawksbill
Hello, my name is Speckles and I am proud of the shell that I carry on my back! It is made from the same material as fingernails and has a unique speckle-like pattern to it. Sadly, some humans think its so pretty that they wanted my turtle shell to make into jewelry products. Luckily, I was rescued by Sea Turtles 911 in time before they could take away my precious shell. In my new home at the hospital, I've learned that not all humans are bad. I'm a super friendly turtle and absolutely love the attention from my new human friends who are so good to me - they even clean and feed me!
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adopt loggerhead turtle
Patient Name: Chunk
Species: Loggerhead
Hello, my name is Chunk and I’m one hungry turtle but like many of my other turtle brothers and sisters, I accidentally ate a plastic bag because I thought it was a jellyfish! I got really sick and could not swim anymore. The ocean waves carried me all the way onto a beach where I was stranded and all these humans came to see me and suddenly I was on the local news media! They called Sea Turtles 911 and rescued me; volunteers first put a lifevest around me so I would not drown - I was just so weak I could not even swim up to the water surface to breathe! I'm feeling better now so they just put their wet T-shirt on my shell so it doesn't dry out too much. My favorite meal are crabs and clams and they live at the bottom so I'm still trying to get back in shape so I can dive down again to find my own food.
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Patient Name: Lucky
Species: Green
Hello, my name is Lucky. I was badly hurt from being entangled in fishing lines one day. I lost one of my flippers because the fishing line wrapped around my flipper so tightly that I could not feel my flipper anymore because it stopped my circulation! I was very lucky that Sea Turtles 911 was able to save me because now I am getting better and happier again. I may be missing a flipper, but that doesn’t stop me from swimming around all day, especially in circles! With my lucky right flipper, I can swim in only one direction so I get really dizzy sometimes if I go too fast. I heard the student volunteers are trying to get one of those expensive prosthetic flippers for me - how exciting! I wish more humans are educated about not throwing away their fishing lines in the water so my brother and sisters do not lose their flippers too...with so much pollution in the ocean now, it's dangerous out there these days!
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Thank you for your support
Thank you for lending a flipper!
With your adoption, the good people at Sea Turtles 911 will have the support to work for the rights and lives of sea turtles - giving hope for a better future.

Wherever you are, you can join the global 911 volunteer team to help turtles from anywhere!

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