OBSERVING WHALES IN THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENT
You can see whales everywhere in Madagascar but Sainte Marie is a privileged spot for whale watching. The presence of the canal limits the space where the whales can show off. Every year from June to September you can count about 500 to 700 species swimming in the canal. They make their way to the warmer waters to breed and calve – the pregnancy lasts exactly 12 months. The coupling is similar to a synchronized swimming show: they wrapped, they play and they dance with the fins. Mothers swim close to their new-born children slowly, shepherding them and holding their muzzles as long as they feel safe in the water. It is a fascinating spectacle!