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
Natalia
Natalia the post-hatchling Kemp's ridley

Sea Turtle, Inc. houses six sea turtles that are not able to be released into the wild. Sea turtles that do not have 75% of their flippers, have birth defects, cannot dive, or are deemed unsuitable for a life in the wild, have found a home here in our facility. Our rehabilitation center is unique in that we possess zoological permits that allow us to keep these sea turtles on permanent public display. We have 6 resident sea turtles that live at our facility 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 only one flipper remaining. 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 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. Now the turtle is too big to travel, but don't worry, Hang 10 is still doing the job of educating! You can find Hang 10 happily eating shrimp on any given day at our facility.

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 into the ocean 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 back scratcher. 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



Natalia the post-hatchling Kemp's ridley

Natalia the post-hatchling Kemp's ridley

Natalia is a post-hatchling Kemp’s ridley that was found washed up on the beach on October 2, 2016. An apparent victim of a predator attack, Natalia weighed in at 130 grams upon arrival to our facility, a little more than a quarter pound. This little ridley was missing most of the front right flipper along with portions of both rear flippers. Because Natalia is missing more than 25% of flippers, this turtle is considered non-releasable. Natalia will serve as an ambassador for the Kemp's ridley species.

Adopt Natalia