Whale Watching Patagonia Argentina Valdes Peninsula Eco Hotel Walvissen Schiereiland


In del Nomade Eco-Lodge, we offer to you a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We know many tourism service providers, for each step of your trip to Peninsula Valdes Patagonia Argentina. Feel free to contact us for anything you need, we will be glad to help you providing you all the information to plan a wonderful trip. Puerto Piramides is the only port in Argentina that offers Whale Watching tours. Nautical Tours are also offered, Kayak excursions, Scuba Diving. Enjoy Tours around Peninsula Valdés, visiting Penguins, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Orcas area, Guanacos, Choiques and many animal species, more. We are where the adventure begins.

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Right whale calluses, peculiarities of this species

Right whale calluses in Peninsula Valdes Patagonia ArgentinaThese calluses with hard and light forms have a rough base and sometimes take the form of small leaves. They are about 5 cm in height, are formed in the foetal stage and grow with the animal, throughout his life. They are found along the upper margin of the lower lip, jaw, dorsal surface of the face and eyes, forming a kind of eyebrow.



right whale colonies of barnacles
In all specimens of right whales, the largest one is the bonnet which is on the end of the snout of the animal. These dark gray calluses have populations of cyamids, commonly known as whale-lice. The calluses sometimes host colonies of barnacles which can cause them to take on a yellow or orange colour.

Whale Watching in Puerto Piramides Peninsula Valdes

While all the whales have these skin blemishes, not all are in the same place or the same way. Each whale has its own unique distribution of calluses. 40 years ago, Roger Paine decided to use this unique distribution to enable photo- identification of whales at Peninsula Valdes.
Orcas killer whale Season Punta Norte, Penguin Season in Valdes Peninsula Patagonia Argentina Whale Watching Season in Puerto Piramides