Eubalaena australis

• Southern right whale
• Ballena franca austral

Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Infraorder:Cetacea
Family:Balaenidae
Genus:Eubalaena
Species:E. australis

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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