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Adopt-a-turtle Sammy

Sammy is a Green Sea Turtle names by the student organization, "Teens 4 Oceans", from Monarch High School. Learn more about Sammy with your adoption today.

Becky the sea turtle
Adopt a turtle - Becky

Becky is a Green Sea Turtle named in memory of the sister of Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist, Joshua Wittmer. Learn more about Becky and 'aumakua when you adopt this turtle today.

Cookie the sea turtle
Adopt a Turtle - Cookie

Cookie was named by Kendal Peterson, an amazing young lady. Together with her sister, Madison, they named two animals - the whale Propeller and Cookie - with donations collected from their 9th birthday.

Catherine the sea turtle
Adopt a Turtle - Catherine

Catherine is a Green Sea Turtle named by Ying Wang as part of the Pacific Whale Foundation Name-an-Animal program. Catherine's left flipper shows signs of a close encounter with a predator, such as the Tiger Shark. She also suffers from Fibropapilloma. Learn more when you adopt Catherine today.

Kona V the sea turtle
Adopt a Turtle - Kona V

We are pleased to introduce you to Kona V, a green sea turtle in the Pacific Whale Foundation Adoption program. Kona V was named by Michelle and Don Voelker of Arizona. The Voelker's came to Hawai'i for years and loved the Big Island. They had a German Short-Haired Pointer dog the color of Kona coffee who was named Kona and passed away when he was 16 years old. Kona V is named in memory of their dog, who loved to run and play. Now, the Voelker's love Maui as much as the Big Island.

Adopt a turtle - Loki's Friend
Adopt a Turtle - Loki's Friend

Loki's Friend is a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, named by Kathleen Wachs of California.

Adopt a turtle - Kurtis
Adopt a Turtle - Kurtis

Kurtis is an Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle named by Gary Shoup, in honor of an employee who breeds and raises tortoises as a hobby and passion.

Axle the sea turtle
Adopt a Turtle - Axle

Axle is a Green Sea Turtle sighted off the coast of Maui and was lovingly named by Pacific Whale Foundation supporter, Lydia Delman. Adopt Axle today to learn more about Green Sea Turtles and this individual animal's story.

Adopt a Turtle - Ronald

Ronald was named by Cathryn Murray as a gift for Ronald Brimacombe, a very special person in her life. Ronald is a frequent visitor to South Maui, and loves to visit reefs where Hawaiian green sea turtles are often seen, swimming, resting on coral or in caves, and nibbling on algae.

Adopt a Turtle - Shaw

Shaw is a green sea turtle – or a “honu” if you were to use the Hawaiian name for this species – or Chelonia mydas if you prefer the scientific name. Green sea turtles are docile animals found in tropical and subtropical seas around the world. We are fortunate to have them residing here in the Hawaiian Islands.

Adopt A Turtle - Lilo

Lilo is a Hawaiian green sea turtle that has likely spent its entire life within Hawaiian waters. This turtle was named by Sami from Manhattan Beach, CA who held a waterless car wash to raise funds for Pacific Whale Foundation. The name Lilo means, “generous one," a very fitting name that reflects the young donor’s own generosity.

Adopt a Turtle - Duarte

Duarte is a Hawaiian green sea turtle that has likely spent its entire life within Hawai’i, and has been sighted repeatedly by Pacific Whale Foundation’s staff off the coast of South Maui in a place that many people call “Turtle Town” or “Turtle Arches”.

Adopt a Turtle - Kuhukuku

This turtle's name means “turtle dove” in Hawaiian. This beautiful small-to-medium sized green sea turtle, has a beautiful shell that's free of algae and parasites. Our team sees Kukukuku repeatedly off the coast of South Maui, in an area that many people call “Turtle Arches” for the abundant numbers of turtles that live there. Kuhukuku was named by Pacific Whale Foundation friend and supporter, Duffy Bowman. 

Adopt A Turtle - Shaka

Shaka was found off the coast of Maui, in an area known as Makena, in an ocean area that some people have dubbed “Turtle Arches.”  If you were to sit on a boat at Turtle Arches, you could view wide paths of hardened black lava rock on land that resulted from the last volcanic eruptions of Haleakala, the 10,000-foot tall dormant volcano that is the main geological feature of Maui. 

Adopt a Turtle - Mohala

In the Hawaiian language, Mohala refers to opening, blossoming and evolving, or to be freed or recovered. We named this turtle "Mohala" to reflect the recovery of the green turtle population in Hawaii. This recovery is a reason for celebration, for not too long ago, many turtles were killed by hunters around Hawaii.

Adopt a Turtle - Lele

Lele is the historical name for Lahaina and also means to jump for joy in Hawaiian. Lele is a Maui turtle that was sighted offshore from Olowalu, which is in the district of Lahaina.