We need your help to protect marine mammals! Your donation will help us:
Remove thousands of pounds of marine debris from the coastline and offshore islands each year
Educate thousands of students in New England schools each year
Inspire over 15,000 summer visitors to our Blue Ocean Discovery Center to help protect marine life
Learn about endangered whale species through photo-identification research, expansion of our catalog of local individuals, and studying distribution and behavior in an important feeding habitat (Jeffreys Ledge)
Distribute educational materials among educational groups, schools, the public and local whale watch naturalists, and information available on this web site.
Engage and educate the next generation of environmental stewards through hands-on school programs, internships and volunteer opportunities.
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You can also support our efforts by adopting a local whale and learning about conservation. Adopt-a-Creatures are available for $30 for a one-year adoption. Shipping is free. Your adoption kit includes:
5”x7” color photo of your whale
Personalized adoption certificate
CD-ROM with a screensaver, over 60 beautiful desktop images and species info
Full-color species fact sheet
Blue Ocean Society decal, and a one-year subscription to our newsletters
Sightings updates of your animal via e-mail and in our newsletter
Owl A female humpback born in 1986. This social female had a new calf in 2013!
Pinball Female humpback born in 1989. Pinball had a calf in 2012!
A male humpback first sighted in1988. He was named for the Finnish word for "saddle"
New for 2014: Hornbill
Hornbill was first seen by researchers in 1977. This mature male has been visiting Jeffreys Ledge frequently in recent years. Although a bit of a loner, Hornbill often surprises visitors by surfacing close by without warning.
Comet is a female fin whale who surprised us with a calf in 2007! She was one of the first fin whales we began tracking and is a sporadic visitor to the Ledge.
Ladder is a male fin whale first sighted in 1984. He is easily recognized by his distinctive prop scars.
Fjord is one of our most frequently-seen fin whales! He is a male with a distinctive, huge notch in his fin.
New for 2014: Dingle
Dingle was first seen by researchers in 2003 and has been seen on Jeffreys Ledge frequently ever since. Dingle appears to be quite social, sometimes spending time with other fin whales and even Atlantic white sided dolphins occasionally.
New for 2014: Scar
Scar was first seen by researchers in 1995. This whale’s deep and distinctive scar, possibly caused by a collision with a boat, has not changed since 1995, leading researchers to believe it was acquired quite some time ago.
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