Some say that whales are Colombian, and traveling 8,500 kilometers from Antarctica to the warm Pacific ocean where their young are born, the calves. This spectacle of nature, can only be appreciated by the season from June to October in Nuquí, Bahía Solano, Gorgona Natural National Park Natural and Uramba Bay National Park Malaga in Colombia.
If you dare to live this experience, we have some curiosities of humpback whales and their calves for you to go well informed to observe:
Preparing for the trip
Before starting your journey from the Antarctic, humpback whales are preparing the daily eating up to 1 ton of fish and plankton. They must eat those daily to survive their long journey and be prepared to breastfeed her baby amounts.
They dance to woo their partners
During the mating season, males to females delight with his song that lasts 15 to 20 minutes, standing back and submerging several meters into the water emit these songs to attract females for mating.
How long does the pregnancy of whales?
Pregnancy of a humpback whale, takes about 12 months and when her calf is born, eats up to six hundred liters of milk per day; and could double its weight in a week, great! Do not you think ?.
A big family
Adult humpback whales weigh between twenty and forty tons and also can measure up to eighteen meters and that surprised you more females clan will always be the greatest. But quiet when a calf is born just 4 meters, a very small figure among his family, do not you think?
Whales until recently were threatened by commercial whaling, bringing their species almost on the verge of extinction but now with the new global protection laws whale populations are gradually regenerating.
Colombia's house humpback whales
Colombia is part of the International Whaling Commission since 2010, creating the 1348 law 2009 and sentenced to protection in 2010. Colombia welcomes a defender position before the lethal consumptive use of cetaceans.
We hope these data will be excited to spot whales and their young calves. Remember it is important to do your contribution to the conservation of cetaceans, we know that with your help achieve major changes.