Southern right whales

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.

• Southern right whales
• Ballenas franca austral

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

Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

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