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Eubalaena australis | by Gabriel Paladino Photography
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Eubalaena australis

• Southern right whale

• Ballena franca austral

 

Scientific classification

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Mammalia

Order:Artiodactyla

Infraorder:Cetacea

Family:Balaenidae

Genus:Eubalaena

Species:E. australis

 

Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

 

In Uruguay, coastal areas such as Punta del Este host congregating sites for whales in breeding seasons, but not likely as calving grounds. Their recovery helped create a whale-sanctuary off Latin America the creation of this protected area had been prevented for nearly a decade by pro-whaling nations such as Japan.

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Taken on September 20, 2019