The relationship between man and the whale is long and complex and somewhat problematic. The two species have been inseparably linked for millenniums. The giant cetaceans were a source of myths and legends, and they became a source of food and light and ivory, earning the lives of fishermen around the world. Of course, we all know how relationships came about after that. Human dissatisfaction led to the extinction of many species of whales until the whale’s ban was banned. Fortunately for our offspring, the number of whales has partially recovered. Today we go out and chase whales by boat, but cleverly trade our harps for cameras.
In the same way that a diver who can travel from coast to coast following big waves, a dedicated and traveling whale watchman can pursue his international hobbies and cruise ship trips to many places. The key to successful “hunting” lies in deciding which species you would like to see, to understand their migratory behavior, and to match all of these with the location and timeline.
During the summer months, whales spend most of their time in the Arctic and Antarctic. Cold water contains krill and plankton, which are the main food source for many species of whales. However, as the winter months approach, water temperatures drop, ice cover becomes problematic, and food supplies dwindle. Changes in the environment, along with the normal breeding season and breeding season, drive the world’s largest mammals to embark on the longest journey in the world to warmer waters.
Once you are ready to plan your whale watching tour, read on for a few tips on wildlife habitats and species. This is not a straightforward list, but only as a starting point for your research:
Whale lovers along the west coast of the United States have the advantage of a long coastline that sees the migration of the Pacific gray whale herd every year. A trip south in the winter and a trip back in the spring will pass about 30 animals an hour. East coast dwellers, especially New England, can often see humpback whales, whales, and the blue whale from time to time. Whale watching tours are available at various locations.
Australia is probably fed up with a huge variety of “collector” varieties. Depending on the season and the area, you will see orcas, blues, humpbacks, southern right whales, fins, sperm whales, and Minke whales on a whale watching tour.
Southern right whales and humpbacks are very common on South American whale watching trips. An important part of the industry’s success here is that whales are often very close to shore in certain areas (for example, in the conservation areas around Argentina’s Peninsula Valdes).