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Whale watching in Argentina (June-August 2012)

Whale watching

The Southern Right Whale can be found in the southern hemisphere, both in the Atlantic and in the Pacific Ocean and it always migrates to warmer waters to breed during the winter. The Right Whale is the slowest of all whales – moving with a speed which does not exceed 10 knots – and it got its name from the whalers who found it ‘the right whale’ to hunt, due to the fact that it was easy to approach and had a high economical value.

Going ashore in Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn featured image

Puerto Madryn is situated in Golfo Nuevo which belongs to the Province of Chubut, Argentina, only few km away from the Valdes Peninsula. Almost 15 years ago, all the area including the Valdes Peninsula and the small islands around it, were declared UNESCO heritage and became an important tourist destination for nature and animal lovers from all over the world.