Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Adopt an Octopus (Yes, an Octopus!) this Holiday Season

5 Dec 2012 14:30 Africa/Lagos

Adopt an Octopus (Yes, an Octopus!) this Holiday Season
7th Annual Oceana Adoption Center offers five new animals including octopuses and rays

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceana announces the official launch of its seventh annual "Adopt a Marine Creature" holiday giving program, which provides support for Oceana and its global efforts to protect the world's oceans.

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The 2012 adoption center allows ocean lovers to virtually adopt an animal at Each adoption is personalized with an adoption certificate and symbolized by an animal plush, and/or cookie cutter. All proceeds support Oceana, the world's largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to the oceans.

This year Oceana has doubled the size of its adoption store by listing five new animals including the puffin, blue whale, ray, clownfish and octopus. Oceana continues to feature perennial favorites like the sea turtle and polar bear.

"Adopting an ocean animal at makes a fantastic gift for a loved one," said Oceana Vice President Matt Littlejohn. "It is a great way to both protect the world's oceans and give a gift that means something."

A full list of marine creatures available for adoption can be viewed at Oceana's online adoption center where adoptions can be made year round: Adoptions range from $30 to $150.

Oceana offers free shipping and a $5 gift wrapping service is available for all orders. All adoptions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law and those made before December 11th are guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

For more details on Oceana's "Adopt a Creature" holiday program visit our FAQ page. For more information about Oceana's mission to protect the world's oceans, visit

Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world's oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation, Oceana has campaigners based in North America, Europe and South and Central America. More than 550,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana. For more information, please visit .

Contact: Jessica Wiseman / 202-467-1934

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