The Southern Right Whale belongs to the group of cetaceans
with baleen plates. They do not have a dorsal fin, and have
a robust body. Their heads are covered with white colored
callosities, which can be inhabited by small crustaceans.
Another important characteristic is that it expels air through
its blowhole, which is "V" shaped, forming a great
cloud that can reach up to 4m high.
Southern Right Whales are relatively solitary in their behavior,
as are most of the whales that form their family of dolphins.
They can be seen between May and December in Península
Valdés (Chubut Province, Argentina), where they mate
and raise their calfs. These dolphins feed mainly on krill
and other crustaceans and their baleen filters the food out
from the water.
Since 1992, Fundación Cethus has studied the impact
on the species of tourist activity and of the kelp gull. Cethus
is part of the Honorary Commission "Southern Right Whale
Natural Monument" that contributes to the specie's conservation.