Proceeds from orca adoptions support ongoing education, research and public outreach on behalf of the Southern Resident Community of killer whales.


Ocean Sun (estimated birth year 1928) has outlived her immediate family. She spends most of her time with Mega (L-41) and his sisters. 

A one-year symbolic orca adoption includes:

  • A personalized adoption certificate with a 3" x 5" photo of your whale.
  • A personal biography of your whale.
  • A genealogy chart.
  • A 16-page informational booklet about the Southern Resident Orcas.
  • An annual subscription to our Cetus newsletter.
  • Monthly orca updates delivered via email.
  • A one-year Whale Museum individual membership.
  • Eco Friendly adoption delivered via email includes personalized desktop certificate (patch, bumper sticker and 16-page Southern Resident Orca booklet not included).

To cover rising postage costs, shipping charges may apply. All prices now reflect shipping.

Adoption Package & Delivery Type:

$35.00

Instead of another certificate and 16-page booklet, we'll send you a "renewal star" for your current certificate and a new 4" x 6" photo of your whale. You'll also receive an "Orca Steward" magnet instead of a patch (not included in eco-friendly renewals).
Recipient Information:
Enter the name as it should appear on the adoption certificate.
Recipient information is only used to deliver adoption benefits, like Monthly Orca Updates and our Cetus newsletter. This information is not used for marketing purposes. Adoptions are processed and in the mail within three business days.
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