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Tuesday, March 26 2019 @ 12:42 PM UTC

September: Great Month For Whale Watching In Panama

Environmental IssuesEvery year during June and October dozens of humpback whales run away from cold waters and look for shelter in the warm waters of the Panamanian Pacific as part of their migratory and reproduction process.

Whales and their calves are seen gracefully and comfortably dancing in the Pacific waters in Panama and Isla de Coiba in Veraguas, which is home for these cetacean creatures.

Whales travel headed by females, who are normally together with their offspring, they usually travel in small groups of up to ten whales, and from all mammals they travel the longest during their migration process.

Female humpback whales can measure up to 19 meters long, while males usually measure up to 15 meters. They usually weigh up to 65 tons and live for approximately 50 years, according to experts and tourism guides who know about whale watching.

It’s beautiful listening to male whales when they make a very particular sound. This is their song to court the females. They show acrobatic behaviors like jumping, slapping their tail, and flapping their fins against the water.

The best areas for whale watching in Panama are Isla de Coiba, Taboga and the Archipelago of Las Perlas. They can also be seen at the Gulf of Chiriqui, Isla Iguana in Los Santos and Panama Bay.

For whale watching there are several organizations and travel agencies offering special tours for this type of activity. (Estrella)

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