Residents

Gerry
Gerry the Atlantic Green
Allison
Allison the Atlantic Green
Hang 10
Hang 10 the Kemp's Ridley
Fred
Fred the Loggerhead
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas the Atlantic Green

Sea Turtle, Inc. has some turtle patients that are not able to be released to the wild. Sea turtles that do not have 75% of their flippers, have birth defects, cannot dive or are deemed unsuitable for wild life can find a home here in our facility. Our rehabilitation center is unique in that we possess zoological permits that allow us to keep resident sea turtles on permanent public display. We have 5 resident sea turtles that stay at the facility all year long and act as educators and ambassadors for sea turtle conservation!

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Gerry the Atlantic Green

Gerry the Atlantic Green

Gerry stranded due to a hurricane during the mid 1980's. He was held back as an educational animal. Gerry is world famous and has met both Johnny Carson and David Letterman! He is one of our adult male sea turtles and is known for his friendliness. He has the biggest tank (20,000 gallons!) at Sea Turtle, Inc. and has a window where he can interact with the public and get fed lettuce.

Adopt Gerry



Allison the Atlantic Green

Allison the Atlantic Green

Allison survived a predator attack in 2005 with one remaining flipper. For years, Allison could only swim in circles. In 2009, a STI intern designed a prosthetic device to help Allison swim! It was the first successful sea turtle prosthetic in the world. Since then, we have gone through several prosthetics, each one improving on the last. Allison has been featured in People Magazine, Discovery Channel, and the Today Show.

Adopt Allison



Hang 10 the Kemp's Ridley

Hang 10 the Kemp's Ridley

Hang 10 washed back ashore on July 11, 2009 as a hatchling. Due to genetic defects, the little Ridley became a resident at our facility and traveled to local events and schools to educate the public. Hang 10 is now 7 years old and weighs 35 pounds. He is too big to travel, but he is still doing his job of educating! Hang 10 is our only resident Kemp's.

Adopt Hang 10



Fred the Loggerhead

Fred the Loggerhead

Fred was found entangled in fish line in the late 1990′s. One front flipper was amputated and Fred was released back twice but washed back every time! The adult male was transferred to our care in 2000. He is a lovable loggerhead, spending much of his time under his backscratcher. He now weighs 208 pounds.

Adopt Fred



Merry Christmas the Atlantic Green

Merry Christmas the Atlantic Green

Merry Christmas was rescued in the late 1980′s on a chilly Christmas eve. She is non-releasable due to genetic defects. Merry is the only mature female sea turtle resident at our facility. She is very friendly and has been a favorite of visitors for years.

Adopt Merry Christmas