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


Crescent J-58 is a female!

Crescent is the word used to represent a lunar phase of the moon.  The name Crescent may be showing the beginning of a new moon and in the case of this orca, a new life is beginning.  Crescent’s mother, Eclipse (J-41), and Crescent’s brother, Nova (J-51), have names related to the solar system.  It’s a wonderful way to connect this young family together.

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).

See what is included in Email (Eco) and Family or Classroom packages! Just change package & delivery options below.

All prices reflect shipping. Packages ship within 5 business days.

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).
Gift Options:
Recipient Information:
Enter the person's 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. Recipient information is not used for marketing purposes. Adoptions are processed and in the mail within five business days.

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