Adopt a Sea Turtle

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If you love sea turtles, and want to help us in our efforts at Gulf World Marine Institute, you can symbolically adopt some of our featured patients! Caring for these animals in rehabilitation is expensive, and every adoption will help aid and support the treatment of these and future patients at the Institute.

For a donation of $25 or more, you can become an adoptive parent of our patient. With the donation, you will receive:

– a 6×8 photo of your animal

– a certificate of adoption

– an information sheet

– a GWMI sticker

You will also be contacted as the status of your patient is updated, and you will be given advanced notice of when the patient will be released.

If you wish to participate in this new program, please click the donation button.


In the “Special Instructions” tab during the process, please state “I wish to adopt _____ (and fill in the name of the patient).” If you’d like to give us special instructions (for example, if this package if a gift, and you’d like the certificate to be addressed to a third party, please let us know here as well). Please provide a viable mailing address to which we can send your package. Also, please make sure to use an email address where we can contact you for further information. Gulf World Marine Institute will not distribute your information or use it for solicitation purposes.

Please allow five to seven business days for package shipment.

Thank you for considering a turtle adoption!