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Humpback Whales Expected on Guerrero’s Coast

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 12 November, 2010

(Zihuatanejo, AN 11 November) Whale-watching tour guides in the Barra de Potosí near Zihuatanejo are preparing to begin the seasonal excursions out to visit the passing humpback whales in their annual migrations south from the colder regions. The best time of year for spotting the creatures off the Pacific Coast in Guerrero is December. According to local whale experts, this year should be as good or better than previous seasons, given the ocean currents, which provide food for the whales within only two or three miles of shore. Five years ago the number of visiting humpback whales fell drastically, but now the pods have increased their numbers, and the currents of cooler water are bringing them back into reach for the tourist whale-watching boats. Both international and national tourists have shown a great interest in seeing the majestic creatures at close range. The experience, according to the guides, is perfectly safe, and unforgettable. Outings usually include the chance to spot dolphins and sea turtles, in addition to putting lines in the water for some deep-sea fishing.

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