Adopt a Sea Turtle

You can support Loggerhead Marinelife Center by “adopting” a sea turtle patient starting at just $40. Your adoption directly benefits the continued care and treatment of our sick and injured sea turtles. It helps provide the food, medication, hospital care and tank maintenance critical to their health. 

Questions? Email: adopt@marinelife.org

Package Levels Listed Below

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Support Frontline Workers

2020 has been a year like no other and no one knew what to expect! Our frontline workers have worked so hard and this holiday season we want to thank them! Support frontline workers by gifting them a sea turtle adoption! Adoptions will be dropped off at Palm Beach County local facilities selected by LMC. Be sure to use the link below so we can drop off as many sea turtle adoptions as possible!

Our Adoptable Patients

Tracking Brody

September 29, 2020

Justice Ginsburg

September 29, 2020

Sartore

September 29, 2020

Rigatoni

August 19, 2020

Topsy

January 3, 2019

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.

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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 for $150! 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.

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Basic Adoption Package ($40)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational materials
  • A 4x6 glossy photo
  • Small LMC wood sticker
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Enhanced Adoption Package ($65)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational materials
  • A 4x6 glossy photo
  • Large LMC wood sticker
  • Plush sea turtle
  • LMC reusable bag
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Deluxe Adoption Package ($100)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational materials
  • A 5X7 glossy photo in custom frame
  • Large LMC wood sticker
  • Plush sea turtle
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Reusable straw
  • LMC designer hat
Adopt a nest

Adopt a Nest Package ($150)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational materials
  • A 5X7 glossy photo in custom frame
  • Large LMC wood sticker
  • Plush sea turtle
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Reusable straw
  • LMC designer hat
  • Communication on your adopted nest at the end of nesting season!
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Name a Hatchling Package ($150)

  • Opportunity to symbolically name a hatchling
  • A personalized naming certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational materials
  • A 5X7 glossy photo in custom frame
  • Large LMC wood sticker
  • Plush sea turtle
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Reusable straw
  • LMC designer hat
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Giant Sea Turtle Adoption Package ($250)

  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • Subscription to our monthly enewsletter
  • Educational materials
  • A 5X7 glossy photo in custom frame
  • Large LMC wood sticker
  • LMC reusable bag
  • Reusable straw
  • LMC designer hat
  • GIANT 32" plush sea turtle
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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.
*When shipping international, we are not responsible for any duty/import/taxes/customs/etc charges that are incurred.

Classroom Adoptions

Teachers, please email: adopt@marinelife.org to get a discounted classroom adoption!