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Latino Daily News

Wednesday July 27, 2011

Hundreds of Humpback Whales Pay a Visit to Colombia’s Pacific Coast (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Humpback Whales Pay a Visit to Colombia’s Pacific Coast  (VIDEO)

Photo: Humpback Whales in Colombia’s Pacific Coast

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The monumental mammals travel north every year, seeking the warm Colombian waters, where they mate and breed.

During the span of the last two weeks, close to a hundred whales in groups of five or six have arrived from their annual pilgrimage to the Colombian coast.  Scientists say 800 whales are expected to visit during the migration season.

The whale migration season usually attracts between five and six thousand visitor each year.

See a few of the whales proudly parade their offspring through the waters of Gorgona island, and Solano bay, in the countries mid south-west.

Baby whales are nursed for 12 months, and then leave their mothers, having grown to a length of about 30 feet.