Adopt a Whale

100% of Proceeds to Research

Adopting a Whale Online is Fast, Easy, Safe, and Fun!

Please consider a symbolic whale adoption for yourself or as a thoughtful "Green" gift that will be appreciated by friends or family of any age.

Adoption Papers are created by the scientists at Allied Whale through research that your donation supports.

Now offering Humpback Whale, OSEANA!

World-famous long-distance migration record holder!

Click to Adopt a Whale Online


Choose from among 11 Fin Whales and Humpback Whales for $30, and four Mother/calf pairs for $40.

PLUS - add other exclusive gifts to your adoption!

Shop now! | Register your existing Adoption for free

Fin WhaleYour donation to Adopt a Whale provides critical support to the oldest and largest dedicated whale Photo-Identification research program in the world.

Allied Whale, the pioneering marine mammal research group at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine established and manages the first ocean-wide collections of individually identified whales - The North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalog, The North Atlantic Fin Whale Catalog, and the Antarctic Humpback Whale Catalog.  More has been learned about whale populations, behavior, and habitat from such studies than any other way.

Now in its fourth decade, Allied Whale's scientists and students remain committed to promoting the effective conservation of marine mammal populations and their habitats through international collaboration and field-based educational opportunities.

When you donate you’ll receive:

  • Adoption papers:
    Certificate of Adoption, photos, bio, and sighting history of your whale
  • The Adopt a Whale booklet:
    full of fascinating information, photographs, and maps
  • Adopt a Whale/Allied Whale bumper sticker

Adopting a Whale Online is Fast, Easy, Safe, and Fun!

Click to Adopt a Whale Online

Choose from among 10 Fin Whales and Humpback Whales for $30, and four Mother/calf pairs for $40.

PLUS - add other exclusive gifts to your adoption!

Shop now! | Register your existing Adoption for free

Allied Whale Partners

We're grateful to the following businesses and individuals for their ongoing support of Allied Whale.  Contact us about this program.

Whale Watching Azores Bar Harbor Whale Watch Maine Beer Company

 

Contact us

IF you'd prefer to Adopt a Whale by mail or telelphone or to learn more about our Partners program, research at Allied Whale, or the Bar Harbor Whale Museum please email whaleadopt@coa.edu or call The Bar Harbor Whale Museum at 207-288-0288.