Give a unique name to a sperm whale

After thirty years of activity at sea (during which we were able to collect the largest dataset of its kind), some sperm whales that appear in the “catalogue” have only one acronym at the moment. If a person, an institution, or company wishes to support research with a donation of € 500 or more, they will have the opportunity to give a name to one of the sperm whales identified in the past two years.

With a donation you can help us guarantee the continuity of the research, and in particular to cover the costs of the zoom lens for photo-identification.


You will contribute to the protection of whales and dolphins and get a WHALE SUPPORTER certificate with the flukes of the sperm whale you named.


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      Tethys Research Institute is a non-profit organization. All donations are deemed tax-deductible for residents in Italy. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution