Enthrall a young marine conservationist in your life by adopting an endangered humpback or fin whale this holiday season.

College of the Atlantic’s Adopt-a-Whale program supports critical research and conservation efforts for these majestic creatures. Choose from humpback and fin whales and mother and calf pairs.

When adopting one of these whales, you’ll receive a certificate of adoption, photos, a biography, a sighting history of your whale, and the Adopt-a-Whale booklet, which is full of fascinating information, photographs, and maps about the Earth’s largest mammals. Single whales are $30 to adopt, while mother-calf pairs are $40. Visit coa.edu/adoptawhale by Dec. 15 to ensure holiday delivery!

Adopting a whale online is fast, easy, safe, and fun. Even better, your purchase provides critical support to Allied Whale at College of the Atlantic, an organization that houses the oldest and largest dedicated whale photo-identification program in the world.

Allied Whale established and manages the first ocean-wide collections of individually identified whales, including the North Atlantic Humpback Whale catalog, the North Atlantic Fin Whale catalog, and the Antarctic Humpback Whale catalog. More has been learned about whale populations, behavior, and habitat from such studies than any other way.

With five decades of experience behind them, Allied Whale scientists remain committed to promoting the effective conservation of marine mammal populations and their habitats through international collaboration and field-based educational opportunities.

Give the gift of conservation this winter. Adopt a whale today! Visit coa.edu/adoptawhale or call 207-288-5644 today.