// This is the name of the shark we wish to display its track
sharkName = ‘ben’;

Tracking Ben

Species: Bull Shark
Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas
Date Tagged: October 20, 2011
Location Tagged:
Gender: Male
Fork Length (FL): 141cm
Pre-Caudal Length (PCL): 160cm
Total Length (TL): 194cm

About Ben

The Story Behind the Name: Ben is the adoptive
“shark child” of Inktel. He is named Ben after the
nephew of Inktel’s owners, Ricky and Dan Arriola. Ben (the boy)
joined Team Inktel on its boat trip to find our adopted shark
and he even courageously snorkeled for an in-water view of a
nurse shark work-up! Ben’s excitement, energy, passion and
interest in sharks represents the broader Inktel interest in
the conservation of sharks and our oceans.

Ben the Shark would likely be a passionate shark who is
creative and innovative about his role in the ecosystem! Ben
wants to be a great shark and he has a passion for shark
excellence! But don’t get him wrong – Ben is a fun shark: he’s
likely a big practical joker! Ben the Shark is very friendly –
he cares about helping other sharks learn, develop and grow
themselves during their shark careers! Ben the Shark likely
cares a great deal about his health and wellness as well – he
probably even swims in some shark triathlons! At his core
though, Ben has a good shark heart and likely gives back to his
shark community all he can.

Inktel decided to adopt a shark because of the innovative
nature of UM’s Shark Research & Conservation Program. When they heard about the
opportunity, they were taken aback at how innovative an
approach it took toward drawing funds and awareness toward its
cause. Being actively involved in the community is a major part
of Inktel’s corporate culture – as is innovation and
creativity. The Shark Research & Conservation Program combined the two in a big
way. Additionally, though Inktel has a national footprint, it
has a special place in its heart for the city where its
headquarters is located: Miami. Adopting a shark and supporting
marine conservation in their home community is a very important
part of ensuring that Miami continues to grow and thrive.

Inktel is a leading business process outsourcer specializing in
marketing and governmental services. As one of the top
outsourcers in the United States, Inktel provides Fulfillment,
Contact Center, Direct Mail / Lettershop, E-commerce, Social
Media Marketing and Graphic Design Solutions to many Fortune
500 companies, federal/state/local government agencies,
not-for-profit agencies and other leading organizations. The
rapidly growing organization has received multiple awards and
recognition including the “Best Company to Work For”
in all of Florida (Florida Trend), a “Top Workplace in
Illinois” (Chicago Tribune), and six other workplace
awards in the past three years alone! Inktel Direct has
operations nationally, including offices in Miami, Chicago, New
York and Ft. Lauderdale, among other cities. Company news and
background information are available at http://www.inktel.com, www.facebook.com/inktel,
or by calling 1-888-4-INKTEL.

Adopt-a-Shark: For information on how you can contribute to our
shark conservation research by adopting and tracking your own
shark, please visit our
Adopt a Shark page.