A large group of whales appeared a few meters from the coast of necochea. Passing through that Buenos Aires seaside resort as part of their migratory process to Puerto Madryn, where they are going to reproduce, they offered a show for those who were in the place and that was recorded in a film made with a drone.
The whales sighted 500 meters from the beach they were of the southern frank species. A young man filmed them and the images went viral on social networks.
“I was lucky enough to record one of them near a kayak where the difference in size can be seen very well. I was also able to record how a group of double-haired sea lions approach and do a kind of dance,” said Emilio Gómez. in dialogue with TN.
The young man has a business, is an amateur photographer and has a WhatsApp group together with colleagues in which they notify when someone sees a whale on the coast. “My job allows me to go to the beach and record them. “These days in Necochea there was no wind and no waves, so I was able to record them very well,” he added.
How is the southern right whale
The southern right whale has as its characteristic the presence of calluses on the head, these are thickenings of the skin colonized by external parasites (cyamides or whale louse), which gives them a rough appearance and a yellowish color. The size, shape and distribution of calluses allows individual identification, as reported on its website by the Municipality of Puerto Pirámides.
In addition, another peculiarity that differentiates this species from other whales is that has no dorsal finwhile the head is large in proportion to the body and they have a large mouth with an exaggerated curvature.
In general, the southern right whale is black or almost black with irregular white “patches” on the ventral area. and sometimes on the side of the body or on the back. There are also specimens of a lighter gray and in some cases almost white, sprinkled with dark mottling. and calves are much lighter in color than adults.