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TAPS
(Turtle Awareness and Protection Studies)
is a research project conducted by Loma Linda University’s Marine Biologist, Dr. Stephen G. Dunbar on the ecology, biology and conservation of critically endangered hawksbill and endangered green sea turtles in the waters of Honduras, Central America.
To increase awareness and gather conservation and funding support for the TAPS, we have developed the TAPS Turtle Adoption Program that provides an opportunity for you and your family to adopt sea turtles that will be part of the TAPS.
For your support of $50 for each turtle you will:
be able to provide a name for your adopted hawksbill or green sea turtle(s).
receive an official certificate with your name as the adopter, the name of each adopted turtle and the turtle’s flipper tag numbers.
receive an electronic file with several digital photographs taken during the measuring, tagging and releasing process, as well as the measurements and flipper tag numbers of your turtle.
have your name placed on the project webpage as a supporter of the research project (if you agree).
If you or your family would like to adopt a turtle and support the TAPS research program, please fill in the form below and return it to the address below.
Mail directly to: Dr. Stephen G. Dunbar, Department of Earth & Biological Sciences, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350.

Click here to download the adoption papers in Word or pdf.

Adopted Turtles
Turtle Adopter
Adopted Turtle's Name
Turtle Species
Colin Brown
"Andrew"
Hawksbill
Alyssa Cowles
"Rela"
Hawksbill
Tom & Ande Bloom
"Snorkledork"
Hawksbill
Alexander, Grace & George Montgomery
"Luce"
Hawksbill
Jessica Davis
"Coral"
Green
Daniel Espinoza
"Tortuga"
Green
Martha Sanderson
"Marta"
Hawksbill
Mary Sanderson
"Plumper"
Hawksbill
William Jan-Michael Sanderson
"Brutus"
Hawksbill
Jillian Vaughan
"Jillian"
Hawksbill
Cindi & Ken Wright
"Matilda"
Hawksbill
Lauren Wright
"Svetlana"
Hawksbill
Patricia Pothier
"William"
Hawksbill
Daniel Austin
"T-Rex"
Hawksbill
Alex Austin
"Tommy"
Hawksbill
Sean Dunbar
"Sean"
Hawksbill
Joshua Breman
"Joshua"
Hawksbill
Jonah Breman
"Jonah"
Hawksbill
Sabine Dunbar
"Bine"
Green
Anonymous
"Freddy"
Hawksbill
Ashley Kennewell
"Little Ash"
Green
Adrian, Liz & Gerald Rezes
"Sezer"
Green
Mike & Bonnie Cruz
"Blackie"
Green
Yolanda Dijkstra-Nisani
"Rolie-Polie-Yolie"
Green
Jerry Allison
"C.C."
Hawksbill
Scott C. Jones
"Awesome"
Hawksbill
Luella Marcoe
"Pickles"
Green
Kecia, David and Nancy Brenner
"Speed"
Hawksbill
Ben and Patti Wilkinlew
"Lucky"
Green
Ms. Hay's 7th Grade Period 1 Class at Porter-Gaud School
"Bubbaloochacha"
Hawksbill