Every year the humpback
whales left the icy waters that surround the antarctic
continent in search for warmer and calmer waters. They
find it in the northeast Brazilian coast.
Actually, this whales can be considered
"baianas", after all, they are not only born
in Bahia, but conceived in here too.
This whales belongs to a group which
has no teeth, but huge whalebones that acts as a filter
and let them feed from small shrimps. They do that only
during the summer when they are in Antarctica. When
the humpback whales are in Bahia's coast it is possible
to get close to them - following a series of precautions
- and take a look at some of their habits. Mother whales
and their babies can often be sighted pretty near to
Rota Tropical, in a partnership with
Instituto Baleia Jubarte (Humpback Whale Institute),
offers during August, September and early October a
whale watching trip in Morro
de São Paulo.
The initiative provides not only a great
and fascinating trip, but also supports the humpback
whales preservation, as an amount of the funds raised
is donated to the Instituto Baleia Jubarte and biologists
often join the trip to collect research data.
Get more info about the trips. You can
join this spectacle right now!