$60.00 – $250.00
Adopt A Dolphin – CJ
Species: Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus)
Age Class: Juvenile
Born in May 2019, CJ (ID#669) is a very boisterous young male. He is the son of Choppette (ID#10) and is regularly seen hunting with his mother in the estuarine waters of Southern Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast-Broadwater. CJ is adventurous and very social, often initiating social play with other pod members. At 2 months of age, CJ was hit by a boat and the propeller caused the large cuts across his back. He was very lucky to have survived these injuries. The injury has left a distinct split in his dorsal fin making him easy to identify. CJ was dependent on his mother for food and protection until at least 4 years of age. Once weaned, he will enter his teenage years and, like other males, form a male alliance made up of other males he is closely bonded with. By 8-10 years of age, he will be fully grown and ready to leave his mother’s pod. CJ and the rest of his pod, are very vulnerable due to their exposure to different threats from human activities including boating and fishing activities, pollution, habitat degradation and climate change
First identified by researchers: 13rd May 2019
Location: Gold Coast – Southern Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
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.