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Please support SnotBot: Join Patrick Stewart and give us the tools to help save whales, our oceans and ultimately humanity.
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    THANKS!

    "Bless You!" Karma points for you for supporting us online, a mention on our website, and, as with all reward levels, notice of snotbot data when it becomes available, as well as updates from the field - before, during, and after our expeditions!

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    SNOTBOT STICKER

    Let 'em know you're on Team Snotbot with an official Snotbot Sticker for your laptop, bike helmet, car or gyrocopter.

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    SNOTRAG

    An official Snotbot Logo "snotrag" bandana. Also useful as a flag, improvised coffee filter or pirate-style headcovering.

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    SONGS OF THE HUMPBACK WHALE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND SNOTBOT STICKER

    These whale sounds have been sent out of our solar system in the Voyager I and II spacecraft (WHAALES IN SPAAACE)!

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    SNOTBOT HAT

    "Patrol" style with Snotbot Logo. Keeps the sun out of your eyes while flying your drone, driving the boat or explaining to the authorities you're a whale researcher, not a spy.

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    'WHALES' DVD

    Copy of 'Whales' IMAX film narrated by Patrick Stewart and directed by our founder, Roger Payne.

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    WHALE ADOPTION KIT FROM OCEAN ALLIANCE

    A great gift for kids or animal lovers! Our adoption package includes a Whale Adoption Certificate, signed by Roger Payne and Iain Kerr, Whale Adoption poster/fact sheet with 2015 calendar, Voyage of the Odyssey Acoustic Adventures CD, Ocean Alliance sticker, subscription to Whales Tales, and two digital (wallpaper) whale images.

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    MISSION PATCHES

    A set of NASA-style patches representing each of our research locations and species. Great for sewing on backpacks or your coolest leather jacket.

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    TECHNICAL T-SHIRT

    Snotbot Technical Tee: The shirt that tells them you are the nerd in the room. On it is depicted one of our noble Snotbot prototypes showing our future drone overlords you were on their side all along. Image in "story" be sure to specify sizes!

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    T-SHIRT

    Organic Cotton Logo T-Shirt. An essential part of any wardrobe, this tee shows you support cutting edge non-invasive research, care about our oceans and you do it all in style. Choice of men's and women's sizes.

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    HAT AND SHIRT BUNDLE

    Get covered in Snotbot above the waist! Be sure to specify sizes.

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    FLEXI-DISK! VINYL COLLECTORS EXCLUSIVE

    The original Rodger Payne (founder of Ocean Alliance) recorded "Flexi Disc" of Humpback whale songs included in the January issue 1975 issue of National Geographic. At the time the largest single vinyl release in history. Limited to 75.

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    SNOTBOT HOODIE

    Comfortable and versatile, everybody loves a good hooded sweatshirt. But no hoodie has yet borne the Snotbot logo. We corrected this problem. You're welcome, world. Organic cotton, specify size.

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    'AMONG WHALES' BOOK SIGNED BY ROGER PAYNE

    The books are in great condition (some cover sleeves have seen some wear). An amazing book from one of the pioneers of whale research.

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    AWESOME GEAR PACK!

    Three stickers, bandanna, mission patches, hat and a T shirt. Specify sizes for hat and T-Shirt.

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    WHALE ART PHOTO

    Unframed 16 X 20 whale art photograph (featured as title page of National Geographic's Whales) signed by the photographer and current Ocean Alliance CEO Iain Kerr. Great for home, office or lab.

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    SONGS OF THE HUMPBACK WHALE VINYL RECORD SIGNED BY ROGER PAYNE

    Only 29 copies available, this recording changed human perception of a species once hunted nearly to extinction, helping to launch the environmental movement globally. This record was heard by millions of people around the world and remains the most popular nature recording of all time.

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    'WHALES' IMAX DVD NARRATED BY SIR PATRICK STEWART AND THEN SIGNED BY SIR PATRICK STEWART

    After shooting the video for this very Kickstarter! Truly a one-of-a-kind! Well, OK, ten of a kind. But that's it.

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    YOUR NAME/LOGO ON A SNOTBOT DRONE

    Here's a unique way to be part of the team and leave your mark, we'll put your name/log (within the boundaries of taste and space restrictions) on one of our Snobots and send you a jpeg image suitable for printing and framing. It's like sponsoring a race car only much, much cooler.

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    VIP OCEAN ALLIANCE WHALE WATCH FOR 2

    With our partner 7 Seas Whale Watch in Gloucester MA (USA). Come visit our Robotics Lab at Ocean Alliance Headquarters at the historic Paint Factory - and see the Snotbots themselves- and then head out to Stellwagen Bank on New England's most comfortable whale watching boat the Privateer IV (Travel to Gloucester not included).

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    SNOTBOT GUIDED RESEARCH WHALE WATCH FOR 5

    With our partner 7 Seas Whale Watch. You and your party will join a member of the Snotbot research crew and head out to Stellwagen Bank on New England's most comfortable whale watching boat the Privateer IV (Travel to Gloucester not included).

    $1,000 (your total pledge minus the fair market value of the reward) is deductible from your pledge for federal income tax purposes. Please retain this document for your records.

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    NAME A SNOTBOT

    Have your name enshrined in research history by naming a Snotbot drone after yourself, a loved one or anything else important to you (within the bounds of taste). We will 3D print a nameplate, affix it to the drone and send you a jpeg suitable for framing or to give to your tattoo artist so they know what to ink because you have a whale research drone named after you and people should know that.

    Also includes hat, organic T shirt, and 3 stickers.

    $2,500 (your total pledge minus the fair market value of the reward) is deductible from your pledge for federal income tax purposes. Please retain this document for your records.

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    CORPORATE/ORGANIZATIONAL TALK

    Dr. Iain Kerr will come to your corporation or organization with Snotbot, give a one hour lecture on whales and technology, and an additional one hour drone presentation. Travel costs may apply if more than 300 miles from Gloucester, MA.

    This pledge is TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

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    EXPEDITION MISSION WRAP PARTY INVITE FOR 5

    Hobnob with the crew and other supporters at the post-research expedition party and clambake at our Gloucester headquarters. Learn to fly a SnotBot with Questionable Drone Pilot Iain Kerr. Also enjoy a whale watch with our partner 7 Seas Whale Watch and a Snotbot Gear Pack. You're basically a whale research celebrity now (Travel not included).

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    DINNER FOR 4 WITH DR ROGER PAYNE

    Have a spectacular dinner for four guests with the father of the Save the Whales movement - our founder, Dr. Roger Payne. Boston-area dinner, travel costs for your party are not included.

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    JOIN US IN MEXICO

    Become part of the team! (exact details TBD, contact us for more info) This unique travel oppurtunity allows you to literally come aboard and be part of this breakthrough in whale research. Spend a day on-site, work with the crew, take photos and learn about the research, its subjects and the equipment (Travel not included, subject to some restrictions, For safety reasons you have to be willing to follow directions and not endanger yourself or others and sign a pile of waivers as thick as a postman's thigh).

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    JOIN US IN ALASKA

    Same as above, but colder! (exact details TBD, contact us for more info) This unique travel oppurtunity allows you to literally come aboard and be part of this breakthrough in whale research. Spend a day on-site, work with the crew, take photos and learn about the research, its subjects and the equipment (Travel not included, subject to some restrictions, For safety reasons you have to be willing to follow directions and not endanger yourself or others and, as in Mexico sign all those waivers. So many waivers.)

    $10,000 (your total pledge minus the fair market value of the reward) is deductible from your pledge for federal income tax purposes. Please retain this document for your records. (Alaska)

    All activities must conform with NMFS wildlife viewing guidelines and allowed activities under Ocean Alliances permits.

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