Whale Watching Is a Fun Activity to Do With the Whole Family While in Cabo San Lucas and There Are Some Interesting Facts About Them, Too!
Whales are majestic creatures, and they can often be spotted in the waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas. A popular activity for vacationers, and even locals, in Cabo, is whale watching. They’re interesting to learn about and incredible to spot with your own eyes. Keep reading to learn a few interesting facts about whales.
- They’re Some of the Largest Animals
The blue whale, specifically, is the largest animal in the world. It can grow about 90 feet long, or more. It weighs as much as 24 elephants or more than 330,000 pounds.
- Believed to Be Longest-Living Mammals
There are many different species of whales. However, some of them are among the longest-living mammals in the world. Bowhead whales are believed to live for more than 200 years, according to scientists. On the other hand, killer whales can live for more than 100 years.
- They Can Travel Long-distances
Gray whales can travel about 10,000 miles roundtrip, which makes them one of the only mammals to make such long annual migrations.
- Sperm Whales Almost Went Extinct
Commercial whalers sought after the Sperm whales for their blubber and the unique oil that is derived from the “spermaceti organ” that is on their heads. This organ is a key part of the echolocation system.
- Killer Whales Are Very Social
Most killer whales tend to travel in groups or family units that are centered on the mother whale.
The Whales You’ll Spot in Cabo
While there are many whales out at sea all around the world, you won’t find every species during your whale watching tour in Cabo. One of the most commonly spotted whale species in Cabo San Lucas is the Gray Whale. There are also chances that you might see a Humpback Whale.
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