Support our Mission

We're always trying to make a bigger splash! Your support helps us forward our mission to research, educate about, and advocate for marine mammals near NYC through Citizen Science.

We are a non-profit citizen scientist organization supported by YOUR volunteer efforts and generous donations.

Since 2009, Gotham Whale has been an all volunteer effort, combining the interest and enthusiasm of many dedicated individuals. The cataloging of individual whales, mapping their location, and maintaining a database for this research takes effort and expense. Gotham Whale is hopeful that your donations will sustain this important work as more and more whales come to the waters of NYC.



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Ways to Support Gotham Whale


Memberships start at $25 and include our bumper sticker to create your own sighting! Our dolphin, minke, and humpback memberships include ticket(s) for whale watching aboard our primary research partner, American Princess Cruises.

Corporate and sustaining memberships are available for groups and organizations. All membership levels include early access to our quarterly newsletter 'The Gam',







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Gotham Whale Shop

Our ultra-comfortable and popular apparel (V-necks, tank tops, t-shirts, sweatshirts) and water bottles are available in our  Two designs available in a variety of sizes and colors. 

*Please note: Items in our Bonfire shop print and ship in batches.






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Host a fundraiser

More details coming soon or contact us with your idea.




As of June, 2018 Gotham Whale received its 501 c 3 Determination Letter from the IRS to establish itself as Gotham Whale, Inc. a not-for-profit corporation, DLN # 26053643002615 under which donors can deduct contributions, bequests, devises, transfers, and gifts.