Like every year this winter season the humpback whales began to arrive to the area of Los Cabos,.
Jossue Navarro, National Commission of Protected Areas in Los Cabos: “the behavior which is the humpback whale we can see here in transit is precisely jump be added in groups because it is the way in which they are fed”
The Official regulation number 131 establishes rules for the whale watching.
Oscar Ortiz ,Providers of tourist services: "mainly what is harassment what are mammals that is not more than 4 vessels together with a group of whales at a distance not less than 60 meters have to be 30 min and the second boat may be waiting for 80 meters of distance"
The problem is that the harassment is constant and there is no sufficient surveillance due to the extension of the zone
Braulio Cota, SubCommander of harbourmaster of the port of Cabo San Lucas: “Department of maritime Guard has only one patrol vessel to monitor our jurisdiction and we dependo n the Naval Sector supoport”
The season just began and the number of boats between private and tourists exceeds one hundred daily and many of them navegate over speed allowed which is very risky not only for other vessels but to the whales.
Jossue Navarro, National Commission of Protected Areas in Los Cabos: "What happens is that there are many boats that do not have authorization and the activity they are doing"
Braulio Cota, SubCommander of harbourmaster of the port of Cabo San Lucas: “are informed that during whale season, which is from December 15 to April 15, behave in a displacement not exceeding 15 knots (30 km per hour, more less).
Among other regulations whale watching vessels for visitors or residents must have the flag of permission, certificate security, life jackets, flares and VHF radio.
What is a fact is that visitors always enjoy this natural show.
Tourists from Spain and Finland: “awesome, we loved it, we saw five whales at least, without words, highly recommended.. .is the third time but had never been so close.
Tourist from USA.” We saw a jump, we saw whale hitting the water and it was awesome.
It is expected to increase the number of humpback whales this season ending in the second week of April of this new year.
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