Adopt Whale - Salt

About Salt

Year of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Female

First Year Seen: 1976

Salt is considered by many to be the Grand Old Lady of the North Atlantic. She is one of the most graceful and majestic of the humpback whales that visit Stellwagen Bank and may be the most famous humpback whale in the world.


Salt was first sighted in 1976 which makes her among the oldest known humpbacks anywhere. Her name was inspired not by markings on her tail, but by markings on her dorsal fin. Salt’s dorsal fin has a lot of white scarring on it, and researchers thought it looked like her dorsal fin had been encrusted with sea salt.

Many of Salt’s 13 known calves have been given names that continue the Salt theme: Crystal, Brine, and so on. Salt’s entire family is definitely an exciting one to watch; in fact a children’s book called “Crystal: The Story of a Real Baby Whale” (Salt’s 1980 calf) was written by author Karen Smyth.

If you want to see Salt, try the very beginning of the season; she is usually one of the first whales to arrive on Stellwagen Bank!

Package Details

Basic
$30
  • Official Digital Whale Adoption Certificate
  • Voyage of the Odyssey – Acoustic Adventures Digital Download
  • Subscription to Whales Tales e-newsletter
  • Two digital (wallpaper) Whale Images
  • If you would like a physical certificate with your online adoption, there is an extra $5 charge.
Deluxe
$100
  • Official Digital Whale Adoption Certificate
  • Voyage of the Odyssey – Acoustic Adventures Digital Download
  • Subscription to Whales Tales e-newsletter
  • Two digital (wallpaper) Whale Images
  • Ocean Alliance Logo 3” diameter sticker
  • Songs of The Humpback Whale CD — The Original
  • Classic Album of Whale Recordings
  • Planet Ocean…What a Notion! Bumper Sticker
  • 8x10 Whale Photograph Signed by Dr. Iain Kerr (Unframed)
  • IMAX Whales DVD
Corporate
$1000
  • Official Digital Whale Adoption Certificate
  • Voyage of the Odyssey – Acoustic Adventures Digital Download
  • Subscription to Whales Tales e-newsletter
  • Two digital (wallpaper) Whale Images
  • Ocean Alliance Logo 3” diameter sticker
  • Songs of The Humpback Whale CD — The Original
  • Classic Album of Whale Recordings
  • Planet Ocean…What a Notion! Bumper Sticker
  • 8x10 Whale Photograph Signed by Dr. Iain Kerr (Unframed)
  • IMAX Whales DVD
  • 10 Basic Adoption Packages for Employees
  • Songs Of the Humpback Whale Original Vinyl Record Album, Signed by Dr. Roger Payne
  • Voyage of the Odyssey Global Report
  • Corporate Thank You Letter

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