The annual whale walk has started!

The annual whale walk has started!
5 Jul 2023

The passage of sought-after fin whales for the art of Dénia is a phenomenon that happens more intensely throughout the year in mid-June and July. On June 15, there will be a meeting between the two countries on the coast, followed by the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

The Environmental and Marine Service of the Municipality of Dénia invites anyone who sees an example of the Fin whale off the coast to report the sighting tel 616 947 579.At the same time as the start of this passing season, the Municipality of Dénia and the NGO Eucrate another year the Rorqual 2023 volunteer campaign, in which interested people can take a whale watching from the observation station of the Torre del Gerro and contribute to the collection of data for the study of the migratory passage of these whales through Cape Sant Antoni .

About the whale migration:
Most Fin Whale sites are in the Annual Movements from the Breeding Grounds around the Equar in winter to the Feeding Grounds in the Polar Waters in summer. These trips are partly sea than 3200 kilometers long. Most popular are the older and forced animals that are the first to leave.

Do you know:
Fin whales are streamlined animals. They owe their name to the small but probable dorsal fin, which is placed far on the back. Folds of skin run from the chin to the navel, expanding when hunting for plankton. The mouth becomes exceptionally large. Females are slightly larger than males. They went down in size from the minke whale, which can be 9 meters long and 9 tons, to the blue whale, which can reach 27 meters long and 150 tons. The head spans about a quarter of the total body length in many species. There is a double nozzle on the top of the head.

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