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The whales and their “Families”

Ballena Franca Austral con su ballenato

Contrary to what is believed if one bears in mind the interwoven unity of the mother and their offspring, the whales don’t form steady family groups. Their system of mating is promiscuous, they form sexual groups that can be observed very well … Continue reading

To filter to eat

Ballena franca austral en la Bahía Nueva, frente a la ciudad de Puerto Madryn

The Right Whales have an immense mouth, caused by an extremely arched superior jaw, inside which there are some extremely long beards. These beards are bigger than a tall person: an adult could fit, standing with his/her arms spread out, inside the … Continue reading

Callosities on the whales

Callosidades típicas de la ballena franca austral

Callosities on the back? One way of recognizing a Right Whale is by noting the presence of certain characteristic callosities on the upper part of its body and at the sides of the head. These callosities are covered by thousands of … Continue reading

Southern Whale: Vulnerable species

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These Southern whales have been in danger of extinction at a time, and nowadays have come out of this situation after the hard work of several organizations. The number has increased, even though it is considered a vulnerable species and requires special … Continue reading

Southern Whale N.M.

Ballena Franca Austral

Due to their slow motion, and the fact that they float when they die, these cetaceans have suffered the worst pressure during the commercial exploitation that took place between the 17 th and the 20 th centuries. The International Convention … Continue reading

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