Why Make an Adoption?

Many of the world’s most iconic creatures rely on the ocean for their habitat and food - but our oceans are in trouble, and we need your help to save them. Adopting a sea creature is the perfect gift for friends and family, and supports Oceana’s critical work protecting the oceans and the endangered animals that call them home.


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Adopt a Sea Turtle

Sea turtles are in jeopardy. Each of the six sea turtle species found in United States waters is listed as either endangered or threatened and they may go extinct in the foreseeable future. Fishing gear in US waters kill thousands of sea turtles and injure even more each year. Other threats include ingestion of or entanglement in marine debris, pollution, coastal development, poaching, vessel strikes, climate change and predation by invasive species.

How Your Adoption Helps Save Sea Turtles: Oceana's campaign to save sea turtles is dedicated to the protection and restoration of sea turtle populations in the world's oceans. Your donation will support our campaign to reduce sea turtle bycatch in fisheries and protect sea turtle habitat. All donations go towards making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.