The Las Secas Archipelago offers the opportunity to observe some of the islands' largest migratory visitors, the Humpback whales. Renowned for their spectacular acrobatic behavior, these mysterious leviathans of the deep travel thousands of miles from the icy waters of their winter feeding grounds at the poles. Read More
The purpose of this incredible journey is to give birth in these warm, protected waters and escape the threat of predators.
When born, the calves have very little body fat, vital to protect them from the biting cold of the icy waters of their winter feeding grounds. During their stay in Panama, every day the calves consume over one hundred gallons of their mothers' milk. As the calves build up their energy reserves, the mothers teaches them to dive and how to survive the natural hostilities of the ocean. For the new-born calves the journey home will be one of many perilous and remarkable voyages.
Recent scientific studies of the migratory routes of some identified individuals from Antarctica to the Central American coasts of Panama and Costa Rica have suggested that this is the longest migration of any mammal, a journey of some 8,300 Km/5,200 miles! The Humpback whales are one of over twenty species of marine mammals that can be observed in the area. Spotted, Bottle Nosed and Spinner dolphins are common, along with Pilot whales. Toothed whales such as the Orca and Sperm whale are also visitors to the area. The haunting sound of their songs can be heard frequently while snorkeling or diving throughout the Archipelago.
Islas Secas Resort follows all local government and international guidelines for responsible observation of Marine Mammals.
Witnessing the Frigate bird colony on Coco Island at Islas Secas Resort is certainly a memorable experience, and there are many other species of birds inhabiting the archipelago to see!
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