Experience how special it is to adopt a whale through a 1-2 year adoption experience
• Duration: 1-2 years
• Cost: $60 USD; 2 years=$100 USD
• Your 1-2 year whale adoption packet includes: A personalized digital whale adoption certificate, photograph of fluke, your adopted whale’s bio, an annual update, a subscription to Whales of Guerrero’s newsletter
When you adopt a humpback whale, your adoption helps to save whales, advances whale science, and helps us to continue working to keep our oceans healthy by empowering and connecting coastal communities to care for animals and the environment.
1-2 Year Adoption Program
A 1- or 2-year symbolic whale adoption is a fun and meaningful gift that keeps whales and the ocean safe!
Every whale adoption includes: Digital whale adoption certificate, photograph of fluke + whale bio
How it works:
1. Choose one of the 4 whales available for adoption below
2. Choose whether you prefer a 1 or 2-year adoption period and make your tax-deductible donation
3. Sit back and relax with a smile knowing that your adoption gift is helping whales and the world and your gift certificate (a digital PDF), whale fluke picture and whale bio is on the way!
Whales Available for 1-2 Year Symbolic Adoptions:
Motitas is a mama and a traveler. Her name means ‘polka dots’ (for the distinctive spots on her tail). We know that she gave birth and nursed a calf in 2015 the calm tropical waters near our shore in Guerrero and has also been spotted near Cabo San Lucas and in northern feeding grounds including Santa Barbara, Monterey Bay and the Farallon Islands. She was first spotted by researchers in 1992 near the Farallon Islands offshore from San Francisco, California. Motitas was adopted by Gabriela Quintero, of the band Rodrigo y Gabriela and the Casita Ecovegana in Zihuatanejo and even has a song written for her.
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Flint is a song carrier who crosses the Pacific to share the unique song of the season with his whale community in Hawaii. While most male whales stick to one breeding range (Mexico or Hawaii, for example), Flint is one of a very few whales who crosses the Pacific during breeding season, probably partly to share and teach the unique song of each season with his whale community over seas. Flint also travels to feeding grounds much farther north than most of the humpback whales we see in Guerrero; he was spotted in British Columbia in 2004 and is often seen during summers off the coast of northern Washington. Flint is a mysterious whale with a fascinating history who always keeps us guessing.
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Odisea (aka Diosa)
This gorgeous whale with an almost all white tail is named Odisea (Odyssey) for his/her far ranging travel tendencies. Researchers have spotted Odisea as far south as El Salvador, and also in Oaxaca, Guerrero, Banderas Bay and feeding in Monterey Bay, California. These southern traveling tendencies make Odisea a likely member of a tiny endangered group of Central America humpback whales who Whales of Guerrero helps to protect through our research, education and conservation work. Odisea’s tail is so beautiful and distinctive that we all know it by sight and celebrate his/her arrival every time we see him/her. We don’t know if Odisea is a male or female, just that he/she has been seen with other adult whales in the breeding grounds. Hopefully more resightings will reveal Odisea’s secrets to us over time.
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We spotted this male whale escorting a mom and calf pair in Guerrero in January and February 2018. With a distinctive circle scar on the trailing edge of its fluke and many unique barnacle scars, this whale is quickly becoming an easy to spot regular both in its feeding grounds in Northern California and in Guerrero, Nayarit and Baja. Sightings for this guy go all the way back to 2000 and he was seen just this year in Monterey Bay. A fun whale to be connected with for sure!