like to tell you a story about a very special little girl who
inspired the creation of the Adopt a Sunfish Project. Early
in 2007, I was serving as a National Geographic expert on a Lindblad/National
Geographic Expedition to Baja, California. This trip explores
the whale-filled reaches of the famous Gulf of California--see
During the adventure, I met an amazing family with a ten-year
old girl named Hunter Philips. Now, it turns out, Hunter is just
as enamored with mola as I am and the more she learned about
these fish, the more she wanted to learn. She asked me how she
could help our research efforts and suggested that we start up
a means of adopting a sunfish or otherwise contributing to our
research. In this way, she said anyone in the world could help
us discover more about these magnificent animals.
So after several months of planning, fueled by Hunter’s endless
zeal and encouragement, we hereby present the Adopt a Sunfish
Project. Thank you, Hunter!
The Adopt a Sunfish
Project is dedicated to unraveling the mystery of the world’s
heaviest bony fish--the planet’s greatest jelly eater--and to raising awareness
for the need to conserve the ocean’s resources. All donations go to support our mola research.
There are several ways you can help the Adopt a Sunfish Project.
For the following donations you will receive:
If you are interested in helping the Adopt a Sunfish Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and put Adopt A Sunfish in the subject header or click below to donate
now. If you want to make an adoption in someone else's name just write these
directions in an email to email@example.com and then make your donation.
||A color fact sheet of the latest and greatest mola discoveries plus and an
official adopter certificate.
|| The fact sheet, certificate and a lovely mola pin.
||The fact sheet,certificate and a beautiful (20 x 30) mola poster.
||The fact sheet,certificate and a plush stuffed mola.
||All the above, plus a plush stuffed mola and the purchase of a tag for your
mola in the open sea.
||The opportunity to join us tagging on one of our next domestic or international
expeditions. (Travel not included.)
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