• Ballena franca austral
Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
In Uruguay, coastal areas such as Punta del Este host congregating sites for whales in breeding seasons, but not likely as calving grounds. Their recovery helped create a whale-sanctuary off Latin America the creation of this protected area had been prevented for nearly a decade by pro-whaling nations such as Japan.
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