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Humpback whale-watching season starts this month

Samana, DR.– The wale season begins next weekend in Samana and visitors to Punta Cana, La Romana, Santo Domingo and other tourist areas will have the opportunity to whale watch with day excursions from their hotels.

Every winter, the majority of the North Atlantic Humpback whale population (approximately 12,000 whales), migrate between 2,000 and 4,000 miles from their northern feeding grounds in the Gulf of Maine, the east coast of Canada, Greenland and Iceland, to the warm Caribbean waters of the Samana Bay to reproduce.

Due to the mating season, from late January to late March, males are very active to “show off” to the females, making Samana one of the best places in the world to whale watch, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Source: DT

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Last updated March 25, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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