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.
Adopt a humpback and make a real difference!
An amazing adoption pack for kids and young people aged 13 and under.