Humpback whale, megaptera novaeangliae, with diver, Polynesia. Photo Credit: Gerard Soury/Getty Images. Video: WildCreatures/Rumble

Animals Tonga18. August 2021

You Can Swim with Whales Here

In the archipelago of Tonga, it is possible to swim with humpback whales under strict supervision, so humans get to appreciate one of the largest creatures on Earth and understand the need to protect these majestic ocean giants.

The numbers of people and the length of interaction are carefully monitored to ensure that the whales are not disturbed. It is forbidden to touch them, but humpback whales do approach humans out of curiosity.

Humpback whales come to Tonga to breed since there are no sharks nor orcas in these waters during mating season. It is said that 100,000 years ago, this animal was more intelligent than our ancestors.


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