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Sea Turtle Recovery

New Jersey's First Long Term Rehabilitation Center
For Sick And Injured Sea Turtles.

  Increased sea turtle strandings in the Northeast Region of the United States has caused several facilities to reach capacity throughout the year.  With this occurring, it does not leave available space for New Jersey’s stranded sea turtles that need critical treatment, and it also puts a heavy burden on the Southeast Region to facilitate the influx. Sea Turtle Recovery was created to help these turtles in need.




Sea Turtle Recovery Releases It's First Rehabilitated Patient

Posted by admin on February 28, 2017

Sea Turtle Recovery located at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Successfully Released Its First Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Back into the Ocean

On February 27, 2017 the Sea Turtle Recovery, based at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ, released its first rehabilitated sea turtle into the warm waters off of Florida’s coast. This release was a collaborative effort of several facilities throughout the Northeast Region and was lead by the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Sea Turtle Recovery, The National Marine Life Center, Virginia Aquarium, and the Pittsburg Zoo all were part of the release effort.  These groups collaborated to transport a total of twenty seven rehabilitated sea turtles for release at ...  [Read more]



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