Name a Hawksbill Sea Turtle

World Turtle Day is coming up on May 23 and we have a perfect way for you to join us to celebrate the occasion. We provide you with an opportunity to name a newly identified Hawksbill Sea Turtle!
 
HK767 is a juvenile Hawksbill Turtle (Scientific name: Eretmochelys imbricata) living at the house reef of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and was identified on 21st February 2014. After quite some time, we spotted HK767 for the second time on 27th April 2014, and a third time only this morning, May 15th! This is one of the 15 Hawksbill turtles that have been identified so far at the house reef of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.

HK767 - Clear Identification Photo of the left side of the sea turtle's head

HK767 – Clear Identification Photo of the left side of the sea turtle’s head

We invite you to submit a name for this adorable Sea Turtle! Here’s the tricky part: it has to be a name suitable for both a male and female turtle because the gender of this turtle is still unknown! We are sure that you can rise to the challenge and provide us with some great suggestions! Pick a name and share it in the comments here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages or send it to connect@cococollection.com.mv and join us in raising awareness for the dwindling turtle population worldwide and increasing the knowledge and respect for these fascinating creatures.

HK767 - Swimming at the house reef of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

HK767 – Swimming at the house reef of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Hawksbill turtles are listed as “Critically Endangered” on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of threatened species. We have always had a special relationship with these elegant creatures and are very fond of the resident Sea Turtles around Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu. We value and appreciate the contribution of our guests and associates to the protection of all sea turtles by taking part in our Turtle Identification Project and helping us protect their nests and release baby turtles out into the open ocean. So share your suggestions to help us pick a name for this beautiful turtle! The winner will be announced here on World Turtle Day, May 23, 2014!

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