You can support the ongoing research of the Wildbook for Whale Sharks photo-identification library by adopting a whale shark. A whale shark adoption allows you to:
Funds raised by shark adoptions are used to offset the costs of maintaining this global library and to support new and existing research projects for the world's most mysterious fish.
You can adopt a shark at the following levels:
The cost of your adoption is tax deductible in the United States through Wild Me, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sample whale shark adoption for whale shark A-001.
Creating an adoption
To adopt a whale shark, follow these steps.
1. Make the appropriate donation using the appropriate PayPal button below.
2. Send an email to . Include the following in the email
Please allow 24-48 hours after receipt of your email for processing. We are currently working to automate and speed this process through PayPal.
Your adoption (photograph, name, and quote) will be displayed on the web site page for your shark, and one adoption will be randomly chosen to be displayed on the front page of whaleshark.org.
Thank you for adopting a shark and supporting our global research efforts!