Adopt Ember (Symbolic)
Adopt Ember (Symbolic)

Adopt Ember (Symbolic)

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*If purchasing as a gift, please read the information below under the "Detail" tab for processing information.
I acknowledge that my adoption is symbolic and I will not receive a live turtle in return for my donation, nor will I be able to handle or feed any turtle patient(s). As an Adoptive Parent, I understand that I will receive an electronic certificate package and monthly email updates that allow me to follow patient care and recovery from afar.
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Want to stay connected and support the Georgia Sea Turtle Center? Symbolically adopting our rehabilitation patients is a great way to continue learning about sea turtles and stay connected. Symbolic adoptions make fantastic gifts! 


What’s included in the Adopt-a-Sea Turtle Package?* 

  • Personalized Certificate of Adoption (electronic)
  • Letter about Ember
  • Digital photograph of Ember
  • Species Profile
  • Monthly email updates, including a photo of your adopted turtle
  • Email notice of all public GSTC release dates within the adoption period when available. (Release dates are subject to change without notice at any time.)

*Allow 1-2 weeks for processing. If you do not receive emails from us within this time frame, please check your spam folders. All emails will be sent by


To Symbolically Adopt a Turtle as a Gift:

If you would like to purchase a Symbolic Adoption package as a gift, please fill in the order information boxes with the Gift Recipient's information. We will not delay processing packages for birthdays, anniversaries, or other gifts. Here is our suggestion for keeping it a surprise:

  1. Fill in the gift recipient's name in the box that says, "Name on Certificate."
  2. Write in your email address in the "Recipient Email Address" box. This will ensure that you receive adoption emails and not the eventual gift recipient. 
  3. After you have gifted the adoption, email us at to request that we change the email address associated with the adoption to the gift recipient's email address. 

About Ember

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Age: Post-hatchling (under 1 year)

Sex: Unknown
Weight upon Arrival:  20 g / 0.7 oz
Arrival: August 17, 2021
Found: Jekyll Island, Georgia

Rescued By: Georgia Sea Turtle Center Patrol Team

Why Ember is Here: On August 17, 2021, our Sea Turtle Patrol team saw fire ants burrowing into a recently hatched sea turtle nest. Fire ants can kill hatchlings, so Patrol conducted an emergency nest excavation. Ember was still in the nest but was not yet ready for life in the ocean. Ember was brought to the GSTC for care. Join Ember's adoptive family to follow their journey!


If you have any questions, contact us via telephone at (912) 635-4141 or email us at Please include "Adopt-a-Sea Turtle" in the subject line. 

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item within 14 days of receiving it for exchange or credit ONLY (excludes custom orders). Item must be in its original packaging and in perfect, unused condition. Sorry, shipping costs will not be refunded.

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