Help – This Ocean Ambassador
Why name the turtles? Well, for one thing, because we need to avoid confusion: Although we’re using a completely new set of turtles and transmitters, two of our current Ocean Ambassadors have been issued the same ARGOS ID Numbers as our 1998 Ambassadors, Yumi and Hani (10449 and 10033, respectively). Unlike Yumi and Hani, who were tagged on Baguan Island in the Philippine Turtle Islands, these two new turtles were marked on Selingaan Island in the Sabah Turtle Islands, but if we keep calling them PTT 10449 and PTT 10033, people may think they’re Yumi and Hani suddenly resurrected!
The second reason is simple: Because we had so much fun thinking up names to call our first four Ambassadors!
Well, this time, we’d like to share the fun with you. If you want to
have an Ocean Ambassador named after you, or have a really neat idea for
a turtle name, or simply want the challenge of naming all four of our
current Ocean Ambassadors, then please, email us at
Be sure to tell us which turtle you want to give the name/s to (remember: they’re all females).