Whale season has started in Samaná

 In The Whales

The whale season in Samaná has officially started and the first humpback whales have already been sighted. The whales will stay there until mid-March before they get hungry and swim back to the colder seas around Greenland to feed again.

The whales in Samaná Bay are “creatures of habit” – they come back every year and were also born in the bay themselves. Its shallow waters protect the whale calves very well against shark attacks.

What’s more: the whales have been visiting Samaná for a very long time. Their journeys date back to the times of the Taíno Indians, the indigenous people of the Dominican Republic, whose cave drawings depict whales. And Columbus also reported whale sightings in his logbooks in 1492, when he landed on the north coast.

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