Sponsor a Turtle

Please join us to support the Sea Turtle Hospital by sponsoring the care of one of these current hospital patients.

Sponsor the Care of a Turtle

Sponsor the Care of a Turtle

By sponsoring the care of one of our turtles, you'll be supporting the Sea Turtle Hospital and the work we do to research, rehab and release these amazing animals. Your sponsorship can provide them with important medical supplies, nutritious food, critical exams and other types of care provided while at the Sea Turtle Hospital.

Suggested amount to sponsor the care of a turtle is $50. We appreciate gifts above $50 as well.

For joining us, you'll receive a personalized certificate and choice to have it mailed to your home or emailed, along with a monthly email with updates about the turtle.

Sponsor a Turtle Certificate Example

Please check back for Sea Turtle Hospital patients to sponsor!

Please allow 2 weeks for mailed certificate to arrive. Emailed certificates sent within 2-3 business days. 

For questions about sponsoring, please contact wlmb@whitney.ufl.edu.

Turtles Available for Sponsoring

Please check back for Sea Turtle Hospital patients to sponsor!

In the meantime, please save the date to symbolically Adopt a Washback Turtle from October 20 to 31!


Released 'Sponsor a Turtle' Patients

Sea Turtles Allen Wrench and Engineer Released September 27

Sea Turtle Release

Sea Turtle Hospital patients Allen Wrench and Engineer received their swimming papers and were released on September 27. Allen Wrench was a public release at River to Sea Preserve Boardwalk (Marineland Beach) in the town of Marineland, Florida and Engineer was a private release at Gamble Rogers State Park, Florida. Read More


Sea Turtles Artichoke and Granny Smith Released July 14

Sea Turtles Granny Smith, Artichoke Release

Sea Turtle Hospital patients Artichoke and Granny Smith received their swimming papers and were released at River to Sea Preserve on July 14. Thank you to everyone who helped welcome Artichoke and Granny Smith home! Read More


Sea Turtle Kiwi Released December 9

Sea Turtle Kiwi

Sea Turtle Hospital patient Kiwi was released at Washington Oaks State Park on December 9. The release was shown live on the Sea Turtle Hospital's Facebook. Read More


Sea Turtle Grape Released November 18

Sea Turtle Grape Release

Sea Turtle Hospital patient Grape was released at Marineland Beach, directly across the street from Whitney Lab on November 18. Grape is a small juvenile green turtle that was found buoyant and struggling to dive in St. Augustine at Camachee Cove Marina on March 18. Read More


Sea Turtle Patient Asparagus Release Tuesday, July 20

 Sea Turtle Asparagus

We are excited to announce that we will release Asparagus on Tuesday, July 20 at 12 p.m. at the beach side of River to Sea Preserve Boardwalk (Marineland Beach) in the town of Marineland, Florida. Prior to release, Asparagus will be fitted with a satellite tag from a partnership between the Sea Turtle Conservancy and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources! Read More