Right whale calluses, peculiarities of this species

Right whale calluses in Peninsula Valdes Patagonia Argentina
These 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 fetal 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 color.
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.
hotel en Puerto Piramides Peinisula Valdes Argentine Patagonia
If you decide to come, feel free to contact us to receive our promotional rates in Del Nómade Eco Hotel Puerto Piramides for this whale watching season or orcas season. We know Valdes Peninsula, the places, the activities cause we live here!. Our e-mail is delnomade@ecohosteria.com.ar, we will be glad to answer all you doubts! You can use our Booking On Line
Del Nomade Eco-Friendly Hotel, opens its doors in the best time of year, mid-August, to invite the visitor at the time which brings together the conditions and animals in this pristine Heritage. When the beauty of the place is brilliant and you can enjoy to the fullest. I recommend visiting Valdes Peninsula from high whale season, until the end of the orcas season mid-April, the rest of the year, ie from May to August, adverse weather conditions are generally unattractive.
Orcas killer whale Season Punta Norte, Penguin Season in Valdes Peninsula Patagonia Argentina Whale Watching Season in Puerto Piramides