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Adopt a humpback whale - Reflection

Adopt Reflection

Reflection was named after her symmetrical fluke pattern.

Adopt Reflection and protect her family from the dangers they face.

Adopting as a gift?  Choose your adoption below and give the gift details when you check out.

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Reflection was first seen in 1992 when she was still a young whale. She has a beautiful symmetrical pattern on the underside of her fluke which is where her name comes from. But it is her feeding ballet that makes her recognisable from a distance - she catches fish with her face out of the water and a big splash of her tail, in a behaviour we call kick-feeding.

Over the years, she has been seen returning to the feeding grounds of the Gulf of Maine with her five calves born in 2000, 2007, 2009, 2014 and 2017. Humpback whale calves will return to the same feeding grounds as their mothers. Reflection is well known for being a real survivor! She has been entangled in fishing gear at least five times since 2001. She was disentangled twice and somehow managed to rid herself of the gear on the three other occasions.

What you'll get

With your symbolic adoption you'll receive regular updates about Reflection and her family. Choose between an adult or junior adoption pack.

A perfect gift for all ages.

Adult adoption

Adopt Reflection and make a real difference!

adopt a humpback pack

Welcome pack, including your Reflection adoption certificate

Four issues of our award winning magazine, Whale & Dolphin, per year including an update on Reflection

Monthly updates about Reflection and her friends by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

A WDC cotton bag and bookmark

Junior adoption

A fantastic adoption pack for kids and young people under 13!

adopt a humpback kids pack

Welcome pack, including your Reflection adoption certificate

Four issues of our awesome kids magazine SPLASH! per year, including an update on Reflection

Monthly updates about Reflection and her friends by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

Cool stickers & badge

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