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Welcome The dolphins Why adopt? What will you get?

She's beautiful. She's intelligent. Don't let her die.

Every two minutes another dolphin like Kesslet suffers a slow, agonising death, accidentally trapped in fishing nets. Help end the suffering.

You can help save dolphins around the world by adopting a UK dolphin for just £4 a month.

You can adopt:

  • Kesslet

    Kesslet is a young mum who likes to hunt and play with her calf, Charlie. Kesslet is easy to spot because of her curved dorsal fin. She is friends with lots of the local dolphins like Rainbow and Moonlight and can be often seen travelling in groups of mums and youngsters.

    Adopt Kesslet now
  • Mischief

    Mischief is a very friendly male dolphin who is always in a party mood! He is often seen in big groups leaping around with friends such as Rainbow and Sundance. Mischief is also a powerful hunter who can outrun even the biggest salmon. He is easily recognised by the big nick in his dorsal fin.

    Adopt Mischief now

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins.

We defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats that they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue.

Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free – including the dolphin you adopt.

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Meet the dolphins

The dolphins each have their own personalities – click on the dolphin you'd like to adopt.

The dolphins of Scotland's Moray Firth are amazing but they face many threats. When you adopt a dolphin you will build a special link with an individual and help us to protect the whole population and give them a safer future.

  • Kesslet

    Kesslet is a young mum who likes to hunt and play with her calf, Charlie. Kesslet is easy to spot because of her curved dorsal fin. She is friends with lots of the local dolphins like Rainbow and Moonlight and can be often seen travelling in groups of mums and youngsters.

    Adopt Kesslet now
  • Mischief

    Mischief is a very friendly male dolphin who is always in a party mood! He is often seen in big groups leaping around with friends such as Rainbow and Sundance. Mischief is also a powerful hunter who can outrun even the biggest salmon. He is easily recognised by the big nick in his dorsal fin.

    Adopt Mischief now
  • Sundance

    Sundance was first spotted in 1990 when he was a tiny calf and now he's a big adult male bottlenose dolphin. Sundance is really sociable and he just loves to leap around with friends - especially Moonlight. We think he may be dad to Moonlight's baby.

    Adopt Sundance now
  • Rainbow

    Rainbow was first spotted way back in 1989 when she was just a youngster. She now has calves of her own including Raindrop who was born in 2005. She got her name because of her 'bright and colourful' character! She has a nick in the centre of her dorsal fin, which makes her easy to spot.

    Adopt Rainbow now
  • Moonlight

    Moonlight was first spotted in 1996 when she was very young. She now has calves of her own, including Mellow Yellow. She is easy to identify by the twin notches near the top of her dorsal fin. Moonlight loves to socialise with her best friend Rainbow. She's an amazing hunter - especially when she's in hot pursuit of lunch!

    Adopt Moonlight now
  • Spirit

    Spirit was given her name due to her gentle and spirited nature. She has a calf called Sparkle, who was born in July 2007. She is often seen in the company of the other mums and their babies. Spirit has two very sharp nicks in her dorsal fin which make her easy to recognise.

    Adopt Spirit now

Why adopt a dolphin?

  • "I can thoroughly recommend adopting a dolphin with WDC. It’s a fantastic way to support their amazing work. Plus, you get to know an individual dolphin!"

    Miranda Krestovinikoff, WDC Patron and BBC TV Presenter.

  • These dolphins face many threats.

    Oil and gas exploration and production, large marina development, pollution, fisheries and more are increasingly putting pressure on the dolphins and their home. By adopting a dolphin, you will build a special link with an individual and help us to protect the whole population. Extinction is forever - the Moray Firth dolphins cannot be replaced.

  • When you adopt a dolphin you will be helping to fund our work protecting dolphins around the world including:

    • Essential research - the more we understand about the dolphins, the better we can protect them.
    • Political campaigns to ensure effective laws are in place to protect the dolphins and give them a safer future
    • Equipment such as binoculars, cameras and acoustic recorders to help with our research.
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What will you get?

Adopt a dolphin today and you will receive these wonderful gifts and the knowledge that you are helping to protect the dolphins all over the world.

Regular updates

As well as a wonderful adoption pack you'll receive your special supporter magazine, Whale & Dolphin every three months which includes an update on your adopted dolphin.

If you are under 14, you will receive your very own magazine called SPLASH! which is full of facts, puzzles and fun things to make and do as well as an update on your adopted dolphin.

You can even follow your adopted dolphin live through alerts and updates via Twitter and the blog. We'll even tweet you when your dolphin has been seen!

Remember to give us your email address and we'll send you an e-Christmas card and keep you updated. Receive an exclusive monthly email newsletter with video, photos and an update on your adopted dolphin.

Dolphins

  • Dolphin adults pack

    You'll receive a fantastic adoption pack welcoming you to WDC. This includes a striking WDC cotton bag, a personalised certificate featuring the dolphin you've adopted, a WDC car/window sticker and information about these remarkable creatures.

  • Dolphin kids pack

    Our younger supporters (under 14s) will receive a set of fab dolphin and whale stickers, a colourful WDC badge, a personalised certificate featuring the dolphin you've adopted and information about these remarkable creatures.

How much does it cost?

Well, protecting dolphins is priceless but you can adopt a dolphin for just £4 a month by direct debit - that's less than one pound a week!

  • Adoptions by direct debit help us to plan our vital, long-term work more effectively because we know that there are regular funds coming in that we can rely on. A direct debit is good for you too as you can spread the cost of your adoption over the year.

  • As well as receiving a fantastic welcome pack and updates on your dolphin every three months through your magazine, you can also keep up to date with our work through Facebook and Twitter.

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