Salt is a great grandmother

Adopt Salt today and protect her family from the dangers they face.

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Salt is probably the most famous and well-documented humpback whale in the world, as she was the first humpback to be identified and named by humans back in 1976! We don’t know her exact age, but we know she is at least 44 years old. Salt has had a total of 14 baby whales (called 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 as she showed us where these whales go in the winter, that females often wait at least two years between calves, and that humpback whales don’t mate for life as all of her children have different dads.

What you'll get

With our adoptions you get ongoing updates about your adopted humpback so you really know what they've been doing. You can choose between the adult or junior adoption goodies.

Adult adoption

Adopt a humpback and make a real difference!

adopt a humpback pack

Welcome pack, including your Salt adoption certificate

Four issues of Whale & Dolphin magazine per year including an update on Salt

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

Cotton bag & car sticker

Junior adoption

An amazing adoption pack for kids and young people aged 13 and under.

adopt a humpback kids pack

Welcome pack, including your Salt adoption certificate

Four issues of SPLASH! our jam-packed kids magazine including an update on Salt

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

Awesome stickers & badge

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