Once widely feared, killer whales are now far better understood than they were only three decades ago. But today there is a growing concern for their future.  Pollution, overfishing, boat traffic and other human activities all pose a threat to the whales and their fragile marine environment.

Studying killer whales in the wild is expensive work.  Travel, equipment, boat supplies and maintenance are some of the costs faced by researchers in the field.  After the field season, expenses include lab supplies and fees, software, student stipends and many other items.

By adopting a wild killer whale, you’ll become a key partner in the research effort!

To adopt a whale, refer to the list of whales in the MEET THE WHALES section.  Each whale has been identified with its scientific number, adoption name, gender and year of birth.  Choose your whale and the ADOPTION PACKAGE that is right for you then purchase your adoption online.  You can also adopt by phone 604-659-3430 or print an adoption form and return by mail.  






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