Adopt a Sea Turtle

Adopt a Sea Turtle

Only 1 in a 1000 thousand of sea turtles may survive to full adulthood.
Helping an injured sea turtle means looking after 1000 of hatchling for 25-30 years!

You can support Meritta Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center!

Your adoption directly benefits the continued care and treatment of our sick and injured sea turtles. If you would like to take more information, please contact +90 533 839 9595



Marine turtles need to get to the surface to breathe, and if they get caught up in fishing gear, they can drown.


One of the main threats marine turtles face is the destruction of their habitats. Development along coastlines is destroying nesting beaches, making it harder for female turtles to lay their eggs.


Marine turtles are poached for their meat and shells, and nests are raided for eggs, which are seen as a delicacy in some cultures.


Climate change is causing sea levels to rise, and increase the number, and the intensity, of storms. This can damage and destroy nesting beaches.