Welcome to MICS' online Whale Adoption Program!

You can now adopt a whale online! We have updated our adoption program to include new and old individuals of humpback, fin and blue whales, all of them well known individuals sighted in many different places.

Why adopt a whale?

By adopting a whale you gain access to all the information of an individual whale that we have collected over the course of its life. Moreover, you will be able to follow the movements and wanderings of these whales on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Most importantly, by adopting a whale you support MICS in continuing its long-standing research efforts and its conservation work in the Saint-Lawrence.


What do you get?


The whale adoption package includes:

- an adoption certificate

- a biography of the whale

- an identification sheet

- up to 3 high resolution photographs 

  of your adopted whale


All files will be sent to you electronically by email. You can then print any of these documents and photos in any size you want. 


Who's up for adoption?

Click here to see a full list of adoptable whales

How much does it cost?

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

Single individual: $111 

($100 at the station!)

Special offer: You can adopt the famous mother-calf pair Aramis and TicTacToe together for

only $177 ($150 at the station)

If you want to adopt a whale other than the ones listed here, such as a whale you have seen with us in the field, you may also adopt it, and a similar adoption package will be custom-made for you for $555 ($500 at the station). (This may take 7 to 10 days extra)


How does it work?

Once you have chosen the animal you want to adopt, please email us ( with the following information:

- the name of the whale you wish to adopt

- the name that will appear on the adoption certificate

- the package language (English or French)

- the email address we will send the files to

- the payment method you have selected


Payment methods accepted:

You can pay online by credit card via Paypal by filling out the options below (and clicking on "Add to cart") 

Adoption type
Name of the whale
Adoption recipient email

Canadian residents may also choose to send a cheque to the following address:

Mingan Island Cetacean Study
285 rue Green,
St. Lambert,
Québec, Canada.
J4P 1T3

Once the payment is confirmed, please allow 3-4 business days for us to send the package along.


Thank you for your continued support!


The MICS Team