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Salt is a great grandmother!

Adopt Salt 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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Salt is probably the most famous and well-documented humpback whale in the world. She was the first humpback to be identified, back in 1975! We don’t know her exact age, but we know she is at least 45 years old. Salt has had a total of 14 calves and is not only a grandmother but also a great grandmother!

Salt is one of a few humpback whales not named for the pattern on the underside of her fluke. She was given her name due to the white colouration on her dorsal fin which looks like someone has sprinkled salt on her. It is thanks to Salt that we know you can identify humpback whales as individuals. She has continued to teach us about humpbacks; where these whales go in the winter, that females often wait at least two years between calves, and humpbacks don’t mate for life as all of her children have different dads.

What you'll get

With your symbolic adoption you'll receive regular updates about Salt and her family. Choose between an adult or junior adoption pack. A perfect gift for all ages.

Adult adoption

Adopt Salt and make a real difference!

adopt a humpback pack

Welcome pack, including your Salt adoption certificate

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

Monthly updates about Salt 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 Salt adoption certificate

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

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

Cool stickers & badge

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