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Adopt a Sea Turtle

You can support Loggerhead Marinelife Center by “adopting” a sea turtle patient starting at just $35. Your adoption directly benefits the continued care and treatment of our sick and injured sea turtles or further study of the green, leatherback, and loggerhead sea turtles that nest on 9.5 miles of shore in Juno Beach, Jupiter and Tequesta.

*Patients Today & Howard are available for adoption, they have been released to their ocean home with a satellite transmitter. All adoptive parents can track their turtle!

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Our Adoptable Patients

Citrus

December 5, 2019

Herme

November 26, 2019

Tracking Howard

October 16, 2019

Bailey

October 4, 2019

Name a Hatchling

Have you ever wanted to name one of our sea turtle patients? Now you can support Loggerhead Marinelife Center by figuratively naming a sea turtle hatchling! Hatchlings are brought to our hospital mostly during nesting season here in Palm Beach County when they appear disoriented. All of the hatchlings brought to us were either rescued by our research team or brought to us by beach goers. Once they have gained strength and the waters are clear we will take them about 5 miles offshore to the sargassum line to be released, where they spend the early years of their lives.

- Official nesting season in Palm Beach County is March 1 - Oct. 31⁠
- There are approximately 100 eggs per nest, with an average 60 day incubation period.⁠
- It is not known how many hatchlings reach adulthood. However, many years of research have lead experts to predict that approximately 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 10,000 eggs produce hatchlings that reach adulthood.⁠

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Basic Adoption Package Includes ($35)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational info through online prezi
  • A 4x6 glossy photo
  • "Proud Parent" Full Color Sticker
  • Educational materials
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Fletch Adoption Package Includes ($35)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Fun with Fletch activity book
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational info through online prezi
  • A 4x6 glossy photo
  • Educational materials
  • "Trash Free Ocean" full color sticker
  • "Trash Free Ocean" pin
  • This package can be upgraded to any level - with these items included
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Enhanced Adoption Package Includes ($60)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational info through online prezi
  • A 4x6 glossy photo
  • "Proud Parent" full color sticker
  • Educational materials
  • LMC magnet
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Plush sea turtle
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Deluxe Adoption Package Includes ($100)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational info through online prezi
  • A 5x7 matted photo framed
  • "Proud Parent" full color sticker
  • Educational materials
  • LMC magnet
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Plush sea turtle
  • LMC hat
  • Two reusable straws (silicone sili-straws)
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Adopt a Nest Package

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational info through online prezi
  • A 5x7 matted photo framed
  • "Proud Parent" full color sticker
  • Educational materials
  • LMC magnet
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Plush sea turtle
  • LMC hat
  • Two reusable straws (silicone sili-straws)
  • Communication on your adopted nest at the end of nesting season!
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Name a Hatchling ($150)

  • Opportunity to symbolically name a hatchling
  • A personalized naming certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational info through online prezi
  • A 5x7 matted photo framed
  • "Proud Parent" full color sticker
  • Educational materials
  • LMC magnet
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Plush sea turtle
  • LMC hat
  • Two reusable straws (silicone sili-straws)
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Top 4 Reasons to Adopt an Endangered Sea Turtle!

  1. You can't find a more unique gift than this. Whether you purchase a sea turtle adoption for a young "hatchling," "sub-adult," or "adult," - all three ages will be sure to appreciate. Sea turtle adoptions are a fun way to show your loved one that you care!
  2. You'll be helping save a threatened or endangered species. All sea turtles are either threatened or endangered. With your donation, you will be providing the food, medication, hospital care, and tank maintenance critical to your adopted turtle's health.
  3. You'll be able to visit your adopted sea turtle. If you live local, you can always stop by and visit your adopted sea turtle. They love seeing their "parents!" If you don't live local, we post weekly updates about our patients on our website - this way you can keep up with your turtle's medical progress.

4. You'll be an official LMC ambassador. No matter what sea turtle adoption package you purchase, you will have a way to show your love for ocean and sea turtle conservation. It could be in sticker, hat, photo, or magnet form.

*Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you will be able to witness a public release of your adopted sea turtle. All of our releases are permitted through Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and we must abide by their rules and timelines. The best chances of seeing your adopted turtle publicly released by LMC would be to adopt one of our loggerhead patients. 
*We also can not guarantee the length of a patients stay. Once the turtle is deemed healthy we have about a weeks notice before release. 

Adopt a Nest

You can support Loggerhead Marinelife Center by “adopting” a sea turtle nest for $150. For the months of March- October, Loggerhead, Leatherback and Green Sea turtle nests that are monitored on our 9.5 miles of shore in Juno Beach, Jupiter and Tequesta. At the end of nesting season (around October) adopters will receive an email update on their nest.

Classroom Adoptions

Teachers, please contact Autumn at ahomer@marinelife.org to get a discounted classroom adoption!