The season to observe this species,
the second most endangered in the world, started on June 28th this year,
when two whales approached Imbituba beach. These mammals can grow up to
17 metres in length and 50 tons in weight.
They visit the Rosa beach from June to October, for reproduction and feeding.
The calves are approximately 5 metres in length and weigh between four to five tons when they are born. Due to the breast feeding which is rich in fat, this weight can be increased by up to 50 kilos a day.
The "mummy" whales play with their "babies" very close to the beach.
You can appreciate this beautiful scene whilst relaxing from our balconies.