Where Whales Become Friends


Salt - the star of Salt & Friends, our award-winning DVD. She is a grandmother with 12 calves and 8 grandcalves.Rocker is a champion breacher.  One day he breached out of the water more than a hundred times.Stub is spyhopping.  Stub is with Colt on Awesome Whales for Kids.  They came up to our boat and began singing.  This once in a lifetime event is the bonus chapter on the DVD.Giraffe feeding on small fish. She was named for a string of marks on her fluke that looks like spots on a giraffe's neck.Seal lobtailing which means hitting his tail on the water.  Seal was born in 1984 to Mars.

Salt The Humpback Whale

"The Most Loved Whale in the World"

Salt's Fantastic Story

Salt is a female humpback whale who spends spring, summer and fall feeding in the waters of Stellwagen Bank within miles of Cape Cod shores.

In December she migrates to the warm Caribbean waters for the breeding and calving grounds. If she becomes pregnant there, she will gain 24,000 pounds in weight over the next twelve months to provide 50 gallons of milk each day to her new calf!

But there is much more to Saltís story.
Salt is the Grand Dame of Stellwagen Bank. She was the first whale to be given a name. She is one of the first known grandmothers and soon will be a great-grandmother.

She may give birth this February or March. Salt has 12 documented calves now as well as 10 Grandcalves.

Salt has always been a loving and caring mother. Each new calf is allowed some time to visit the boats during the spring and summer months. The calves get excited and perform some amazing and graceful behaviors, sometimes described as an underwater ballet.

Saltís DVD demonstrates her close bond to her offspring and introduces her most curious calves. At first they stay close to Salt but they soon become bolder and closer, blowing loudly.

The highlight of the 22 minute DVD and rarest view of all is Salt nursing her ninth calf named Wasabi!

Before you act hastily and adopt Salt, you should meet Colt as his story is just as endearing as Saltís tale.

Read Colt's Story


How can I see more of Salt on DVD?

Salt & Friends: Humpback Whales With Names

She is the star of this Telly-Award winning documentary and the best nature program in the world.

It opens with the story of how Salt was named and introduces you to many of her immediate family members including calves and grandcalves.

The story of Salt and her family is ten minutes in length.  You will meet eight of her calves and Thalassa's calf Skeeter; Salt's first grandcalf.  Fourteen other whale families round out the program.

(Salt & Friends is 60 minutes in length with 58 minutes of whale footage.)


Price: DVD - $18.99





Adopt Salt Today and Support CSI

Enjoy this sample clip from the Salt DVD included with your adoption

Your $35 adoption fee supports the programs of Cetacean Society International

Your Whale Adoption Kit includes:

  • DVD of Salt and several calves (22 mins)
  • An adoption certificate
  • A booklet with facts and family tree

Adopt Salt safely and securely using this Paypal Button

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Salt's DVD without adopting $18.99

This is the same DVD as included with the above adoption kit.

Spend 22 incredible minutes with the most popular whale in the world.  Amazing clips of Salt and her calf named Brine.  Salt is at the surface and Brine swims around and under the boat.  You will see Salt upside down under the boat and comes up tail first right towards you!  One of the most beautiful clips in our entire archive is one where you'll see Salt as she nurses Wasabi right beside the boat.


Salt is the most popular adoption whale too!  The following adopt a whale programs include Salt in their selections:

Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Whale Center of New England, Ocean Alliance and NECWA.

Salt's History

Mother:               Unknown First Sighting:   1975
Year Of Birth:   Unknown Last Seen:           2012

Salt's Family Tree

Calves Year of Birth Grandcalves
Crystal 1980  
Halos 1983  
Thalassa 1985 Skeeter 1992 (Thalassa)
Brine 1987 Etch-a-Sketch 1998 (Thalassa)
Bittern 1989 Shishkabob 2001 (Thalassa)
Salsa 1991 Yosemite 2003 (Thalassa)
Tabasco 1998 Divingboard 2005 (Thalassa)
Mostaza 2000 Flyingfish 2007 (Thalassa)
Wasabi 2003 Unnamed Calf 2008 (Mostaza)
Soya 2006 Unnamed Calf 2009 (Thalassa)
Sanchal 2008 Unnamed Calf 2011 (Mostaza)
Zelle 2010 Unnamed Calf 2012 (Thalassa)


Pictures of Salt (from her DVD)

Whale Adoption Program WDCS Salt fluke is 14 feet wide   Adopt a Whale WDCS Salt named for her white dorsal fin

Salt's Calves

Salt's calf Salsa was born in 1991  Adopt A Whale CSI Salt's calf Bittern was born in 1989  salt's calf Tabasco was born in 1998 

Salsa Spyhop                               Salt and Brine                          Salt and Tabasco

 Thalassa made Salt a grandmother in 1992     Salt's calf Wasabi born in 2003

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