Birds in El Cóndor Natural Reserve

Man is active, and the consequences of his actions are sometimes constructive and sometimes devastating. Acting in favor of the conservation of areas rich in biodiversity is a significant step to repair damage, and also to preserve our natural heritage Many inhabitants and visitors in the Río Negro northeast region have noticed an overpopulation of… Read on

Orcas’ Hunting Method

The orcas’ population in the Argentine Atlantic Patagonia consists of only 32 specimens; however, they are not of little importance, as they have arisen scientific interest due to their heterodox hunting method –  intentional stranding. These cetaceans intentionally strand on the shores to catch their preys, typically sea lions’ and elephant seals’ offspring. They need food… Read on

Orca Project

Orca Project is a program of observation and study of killer whales (Orcas) behaviour in their natural state. It was begun in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia Argentina, in 1975. Among other activities, this project has identified, named and coded each Orca that it has observed in Punta Norte,Valdes Peninsula. The killer whales belong to the order of the… Read on

Kshamenk, the last captive Orca

At Marine World Theme Park (San Clemente, Argentina) survives a young specimen of Orca, the only one in captivity in South America. Its tale varies greatly depending on who tells it. Draw your own conclusions. Kshamenk is a strong young male of a species of whale dubbed “killer” by the way they hunt seals, their… Read on

Curiosities on the Whales

Did you know that the whales don’t form couples but mating groups? Why are the whales the species with the biggest testicles in the animal kingdom? Why can it be said that whales are giant water filtering machines? What are the formations similar to callosities the whales have on the upper part of their bodies?… Read on