Secrets of the Whales for Puerto Penasco Visitors
Calling all Whale Watchers of Puerto Peñasco. “Secrets of the Whales” is for you.
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Orcas are a big deal in the Sea of Cortez. They are a top attraction for tourists on sightseeing boat trips. As a result, they seem to enjoy getting the attention they do from humans. (And for the record, Orcas do not have an appetite for eating humans).
Capturing photos of Orcas is common if somehow you are lucky enough to get near them. This is because these creatures are generally curious. Orcas will not be afraid to swimming close to boats. And quite often they seem to have even more fun tagging along on boating adventures. It is like they are doing their own version of surfing in the wakes of vessels.
The new smartphone video we are featuring here is short but exciting. It was just shot by a diver named Miguel Cuevas near the Cabo Pulmo National Park off Baja California Sur.
Immediately after the orca’s sea to air acrobatics, you will also hear plenty of spontaneous reactions from the overwhelmed eyewitnesses. After all, who wouldn’t be in awe of being so close to such an amazing orca encounter?
Mr. Cuevas was on board with others from the Cabo Pulmo Divers group. They were one of several boats gathering for the show put on by an orca pod of nearly one dozen members hunting dolphins near Baja California Sur. Those watching the event said it went on for hours.
Whether it is in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez or elsewhere, orcas are happily enjoying life at the top of the food chain. These predators have been found hunting practically anyone sharing the seas with them. They are not opposed to eating other members of the dolphin family. Nor do they have a problem going after seals, walruses, and even various kinds of whales.
Occasionally if not rarely, orcas will be spotted swimming in the Sea of Cortez near Puerto Peñasco. But they usually seem to remain further south. And that’s just fine with whales. You won’t be hearing any arguing on the matter from them. Every winter, whales like migrating further north toward the calmer waters near Rocky Point to deliver babies and make new ones. Taking whale watching trips and enjoying cooler temperatures are a couple of great reasons head to Puerto Peñasco during the off-season.