Los Órganos, Piura
Northern Peru beaches will be again the scenery where more than 1,000 humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae will perform their spectacular nature show during the breeding season, between August and October 2011, when they migrate to warmer seas, like the ones in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. During their courtship rituals, they jump, “dance” and often hit the water with their head, fins or tail.
- Transfer back and forth from your accommodation.
- Water bottle.
- Expert crew in navigation and marine fauna.
- Specialized guide.
Time of pick up from hotel: 7: 00 AM
Shipping time: 7: 30 AM at the pier of Los Órganos (town north of Piura).
Landing time: 11: 00 AM approx.
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water.
Males produce a complex whale song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time. The purpose of the song is not yet clear, although it appears to have a role in mating.
In Spanish: Ballena jorobada
In German: Buckelwal