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Whale Adoption Program-Project Mega-fam
Each adoption comes with:
Choose from one of these five humpback whale families available for adoption:
OLYMPIA - First sighted in 1979, Olympia was named for the barnacle scars on her dorsal fin that resemble the five rings of the Olympic games. She has returned to Stellwagen Bank with 7 calves and 3 grandcalves.
SALT - Considered by many to be the Grand Old Lady of the North Atlantic, Salt was the first humpback to be named and is probably one of the most well known wild whales in the world. She has given birth to 8 calves and has 3 grandcalves.
FRINGE - First sighted in 1979, Fringe was named for the marks along the edges of her tail that look like 'fringe'. She has 9 calves and 3 grandcalves and is our newest addition to our adopt-a-whale family.
WHAT YOUR ADOPTION SPONSORSHIP SUPPORTS...
ABOUT OUR ADOPTION PROGRAM..
The Ocean Alliance takes the usual whale adoption program one step further. Rather than "adopting" a single animal, participants are able to sponsor an entire family of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Individual humpbacks are primarily identified by the distinct black and white patterns on the underside of their tails or flukes. Fortunately for researchers, when humpbacks go down for a deep or 'sounding' dive, they lift their tails out of the water enabling us to photograph this pattern. By identifying individual humpbacks, researchers have been able to follow the family trees of many of these whales over the years. This ability to track the whales through consecutive generations is the cornerstone of the ongoing research effort on New England's resident humpback whales. Over the years it has helped unlock some of the many mysteries that have surrounded these remote and complex animals for centuries.
The five matriarchs offered for sponsorship through the Ocean Alliance were chosen for a number of reasons -- primarily because they have been consistently sighted over the last 20 years or they have endeared themselves to whale watchers and researchers alike. Adopting a whale gives whale watchers and whale lovers an opportunity to share with researchers the unique experience of getting to know these very special individuals.
TO ORDER A WHALE ADOPTION FOR $25 EACH ADOPTION, PLEASE PRINT THIS PAGE, FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW AND MAIL TO
Thank you for adopting one of our humpback whales!
Name to appear on certificate of adoption:________________________________
Amount enclosed: ($25 per adoption)_____________ Check Visa Master Card
Credit card #:____________________________________Exp. date:___________
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