Name a Whale

Support Pacific Whale Foundation today by Naming a Humpback Whale! We have nearly 7,000 whales in our South Pacific and North Pacific humpback whale photo-identification catalogs.

As an additional mahalo with your $1,000 donation, you will receive: the personalized story of your animal; map of available sightings; an adoption certificate; cinch bag; and recognition on our website below the photo of your animal.

Please note that the process of selecting an animal, completing the personal story, generating the sightings map, and mailing out the materials (including your Adoption Certificate), generally takes 4-6 weeks due to the fact that our Research Team’s field schedule varies. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions or concerns.




Animal Details

All requested names must be approved by Pacific Whale Foundation for availability and adherence with suitability standards. We will contact you for further information and clarification if needed.

If you are naming In Honor or In Memory of a family member, loved one or friend, please use the fields below.


If you have any additional comments or questions, please let us know.


Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt IRS 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #99-0207417.