Adopt a nest

Adopt a nest – Our team often protects sea turtle nests as they are hatching and conducts nest inventories after hatching to rescue any babies left behind. Any rescued hatchlings are released!

For a $50 donation, you can adopt a nest. You’ll receive an adoption certificate that you can print, a project sticker, recognition on our website, and the stats about your nest at the end of the season (date laid, nesting mom, how many hatchlings emerged, etc. See an example here!). To adopt a nest, go to the following link and enter your information. In the Comment box, please mention that you are adopting a nest. Adopt a nest here for next season!

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Hatchlings emerging, while volunteer Nina keeps watch for bird predators.

Your donations for adopting nests ultimately supports our volunteer team, who spend their summers dedicated to protecting turtles. Donations are fully tax-deductible (you will receive an email and tax letter instantly upon donating) and are so much appreciated! Thank you for your support!

The St. Croix Sea Turtle Project is supported by the Sea Turtle Census Initiative, which is sponsored by  The Ocean Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) organization, based in Washington, D.C., but working globally to protect our oceans.

All photos on this website were taken under appropriate Endangered Species Permits during the course of approved research. No photos may be reproduced, or copied and used without permission. Thank you.