Whale Watching Season Begins in Puerto Vallarta

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Whale watching season has begun with her opportunity to appreciate the world’s largest mammals in one of the most beautiful bays on the planet.

Despite the fact that this year the whales arrived early in Banderas Bay, which includes the municipalities of Cabo Corrientes and Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco and Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, the official season begins this Wednesday, December 8 and ends on December 23 March. , 2022.

According to Astrid Frisch Jordán, responsible for ecology and conservation of whales, Civil Association (Ecobac), this season between 500 and 600 specimens are expected, however, not all of them are in the bay, but are distributed throughout the area of the Mexican Central Pacific. , after crossing thousands of miles from Canada and Alaska.


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Banderas Bay is an optimal place for their reproduction, not only because of the climatic conditions but also because there are protected waters, added Frisch Jordán, who has carried out conservation, rescue and protection campaigns for the mammals.

The biologist by profession and member of the Raben group stressed the importance of respecting the environment of the whales and not invading their area to avoid accidents and not contribute to the harassment of these cetaceans.

Among other measures, a distance of 30 meters must be maintained between the boat and the whales and not stay more than 30 minutes with the same group of whales.

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