$60.00 – $250.00
Adopt A Dolphin – Choppette
Species: Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
Age Class: Adult
First identified by researchers: 3rd December 2010
Location: Gold Coast – Southern Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
Choppette (ID#10) is an adult female Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin who is resident to the Southern Moreton Bay and Gold Coast-Broadwater region. Choppette is over 30 years of age and is part of a tightly bonded female community of dolphins that live in this region. Choppette is a survivor and a patient, attentive mother. She is an expert at foraging in the estuarine waters of the Gold Coast-Broadwater and is often seen teaching her calves to forage along the channels, seagrass beds and the edge of mangrove forests. She can be easily identified by the distinct damage on her dorsal fin. It is likely that Choppette lost the top of her dorsal fin and tail fluke as a result of a fishing line entanglement. She has also survived at least two shark attacks and at least one boat strike. Her dolphin community is very vulnerable due to the negative impacts from boating and fishing activities, pollution, habitat degradation and climate change.
Your dolphin adoption package will include:
- An official Adoption Certificate & Welcome Letter
- A special profile of the adopted dolphin
- Sticker and postcard
- Dolphin species fact sheet and other information
- Subscription to Dolphin Research Australia’s enewsletters (4 issues a year)
- A limited edition poster print exclusive to guardians
- AND One year subscription to our CetusGeo Whale & Dolphin Emagazine delivered straight to your inbox!
- Adoptions that are a purchased as a gift will be sent directly to the gift recipient
- Your purchase includes a physical adoption pack that will be sent via post to the mailing address specified.
- Allow 14-days for your adoption pack to be delivered by post within Australia. We will then send additional digital correspondence after 2 weeks has lapsed to ensure the pack has arrived. Please contact us if you would require a digital adoption pack only.
- Your adoption is valid for one year from the time of purchase.
- This is a symbolic adoption of a wild dolphin and we are unable to provide guarantees on when or where the dolphin may be sighted in the future.
- All funds raised through the purchase of symbolic adoptions go directly to our marine research, education and conservation programs.