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Donations and Honorary Memberships
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Adopt a local whale and learn about conservation. Whale adoptions are available for $30. Shipping is free to US Destinations (contact us for non-US shipping options).
Your adoption kit includes:
5”x7” color photo of your whale
Personalized adoption certificate
CD-ROM with a screensaver, over 60 beautiful desktop images and species info
Full-color species fact sheet
Blue Ocean Society decal, and a one-year subscription to our newsletters
Sightings updates of your animal via e-mail and in our newsletters
Adoption Updates: In 2013, many of our adoptable whales were seen: humpbacks Owl (with a new calf!), Pinball, and Satula and fin whales Comet and Fjord. We also saw several basking sharks, dolphins and ocean sunfish!
Owl A female humpback born in 1986. This social female had a new calf in 2013!
Pinball Female humpback born in 1989. Pinball had a calf in 2012!
A male humpback first sighted in1988. He was named for the Finnish word for "saddle"
New for 2014: Hornbill
Hornbill was first seen by researchers in 1977. This mature male has been visiting Jeffreys Ledge frequently in recent years. Although a bit of a loner, Hornbill often surprises visitors by surfacing close by without warning.
Comet is a female fin whale who surprised us with a calf in 2007! She was one of the first fin whales we began tracking and is a sporadic visitor to the Ledge.
Ladder is a male fin whale first sighted in 1984. He is easily recognized by his distinctive prop scars.
Fjord is one of our most frequently-seen fin whales! He is a male with a distinctive, huge notch in his fin.
New for 2014: Dingle
Dingle was first seen by researchers in 2003 and has been seen on Jeffreys Ledge frequently ever since. Dingle appears to be quite social, sometimes spending time with other fin whales and even Atlantic white sided dolphins occasionally.
New for 2014: Scar
Scar was first seen by researchers in 1995. This whale’s deep and distinctive scar, possibly caused by a collision with a boat, has not changed since 1995, leading researchers to believe it was acquired quite some time ago.
Other Marine Creatures - Photo and Fact Sheet Package
Learn about some of our other favorite creatures in the Gulf of Maine! This information package comes with a beautiful, frameable 5" x 7" color photo, plua a full-color fact sheet with information about the species. Free shipping!
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin Learn about our most common toothed-whale species!
The second largest fish species and a common visitor to our waters.
The world's biggest bony fish species!
Blue Ocean Society Apparel and Other Merchandise
Blue Ocean Society Baseball Caps - Navy, Organic Cotton
Cap has embroidered whale design on the front, and Blue Ocean Society Web Site on back
We have a
selection of clothing, photo note cards, stuffed animals and other Blue Ocean merchandise for
sale. For additional items, you can also visit our Holiday Sale and Open House, Dec. 5, 2013 (4-7 PM) and Dec. 7, 2013 (12-4 PM) at the Gov. Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH.
Hooded Sweatshirt, Navy or Light Gray (Ash)
Our logo on front, and the tail of Owl, one of our favorite humpbacks, on the back!