Why Make an Adoption?

Many of the world’s most iconic creatures rely on the ocean for their habitat and food - but our oceans are in trouble, and we need your help to save them. Adopting a sea creature is the perfect gift for friends and family, and supports Oceana’s critical work protecting the oceans and the endangered animals that call them home.


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Adopt a Ringed or Harbor Seal

The smallest, and one of the most common seals in the far north, a ringed seal pup weighs no more than 10 pounds at birth. Raised in an ice den, their white furry coats help them camouflage in the Arctic’s icy landscape. Adult ringed seals feed mainly on fish and shrimp, and stay close to the ice for their entire lives.

How Your Adoption Helps Protect Ringed Seals: Ringed seals are susceptible to the effects of ocean pollution and are influenced by the changing shape of the ice flows of the Arctic coast, some that are melting due to global warming. Oceana works to combat climate change and promote clean energy. All donations go towards making our world's oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.