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Meet Doppler, Our Ambassador of Hope

This little premature Green Baby Sea Turtle was discovered during an emergency nest excavation in the Lower Florida Keys this past July. When we came upon him, still in his shell attached to the yolk, we did not think he was alive. Suddenly, he lifted his tiny head and peered up at us as if to say, “Yes, I am alive, but I need help”. His odds of survival were pretty non-existent. With the help of our team of Save-A-Turtle members, Sue Schaff of FWC, and Bette at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, he DID survive! Within a few days, his yolk was absorbed, and he began eating on his own. After a few weeks of R&R, he was released back to Mother Ocean into the safety of a wrack line in the Gulf Stream.

Shortly thereafter, Hurricane Irma decimated the remaining nests in the Florida Keys, so we decided to make this little guy our Ambassador of Hope for all of the hatchlings who preceded her wrath, in the hopes of their survival.

We hosted a contest to name him  and after receiving so many clever entries , Megan Cole submitted the winning name of Doppler. How fitting for this little guy and his title! Flippers Up!

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Click Video below to see his story.


Become a Member of Save-A-Turtle

Individual Membership – $15.00

Family Membership – $25.00

Loggerhead Membership – $100.00

Green Membership – $250.00

Leatherback Membership – $500.00

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Adopt a Baby Turtle or Nest

Adoption Certificates:
Adoptive parents will receive an individual certificate for turtles adopted. These certificates are suitable for framing and make great gifts. You may specify yourself or your gift recipient as the adoptive parent, and each certificate includes a photo of your baby turtle(s). Please note that this adoption is symbolic and does not convey ownership or the right to possess any sea turtle or sea turtle product. All photos are of hatchlings that have been released into the wild. No adoptive turtles remain in captivity.

Adoption rates*:

Single – $15

Twins – $25

Triplets – $30

Quads – $35

Quints – $40

Nest – $100


NOTE:  Be sure to include name of parents and turtles below!
*** Your Adoption Certificate will be E-mailed to you as a PDF File. ***

Adoption Certificates
Name of Adoptive Parents
Name the Turtles

The Robert Jensen Endowment Fund:

Would you like to give a perpetual gift to sea turtle conservation? The Robert Jensen Endowment Trust is a living endowment which accepts tax-deductible contributions to fund sea turtle conservation. For more information on the Fund, please contact us at