19 of August 2015 – Close encounter with the biggest fish in the Ocean!
Cabo Trek organizes now tours to La Paz to encounter Whale Sharks starting from Cabo San Lucas: this nice day trip will allow you to get in touch with this gentle plancton feeding giant. You will have the chance to swim very close to it, as close as you could touch it if you really wanted to.
Chances are high also to encounter dolphins, I mean free dolphins in their natural habit. In this particular Whale Shark Excursion we were very lucky to also encounter something that comes increasingly more common in this area: Cannonball Jelly Fish!
- Well here a bit more informations about the Whale Sharks:
This animals can become around 15m (45ft) long and weight around 20 to 30 tonns. They live in tropical waters and can live up to 70-80 years.
Very little is known about this gentle plancton feeding giant, and less will we know if it becomes extincted: In fact this specie is already considered in DANGER!
A reason for that is the long time, aroung 30 years, till they become sexually mature.
Boats and fishing are also big threaths.
Whale Sharks are pelagic, meaning they travel the tropical waters and are found in open ocean, but again little is known about their jouneys!
- And here a bit of informations about Cannonball Jelly Fish:
The cannonball jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris), also known as the cabbage head jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish in the family Stomolophidae. Its common name derives from its similarity to a cannonball in shape and size. Its dome-shaped bell can reach 25 cm (10 inches) in diameter and the rim is sometimes colored with brown pigment. Underneath of the body is a cluster of oral arms that extend out around the mouth. These arms function as a way of propulsion and aid in catching prey. Cannonballs are prominent from North America’s eastern seaboard all the way to Brazil, but are also found in parts of the Pacific.
Along the coast of the southern U.S. state of Georgia, jellyfish are a valuable export, which end up on dining tables across Asia. The jellyfish are dried, preserved and packaged before being sold to a seafood distributor that ships them to Japan, China, and Thailand.
Recently, Mexican coasts have experienced an increase in the abundance and frequency in blooms of this jellyfish.
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The Whale Shark Snorkeling season is from October till February so get excited and lets start the adventure!
A lot of this animals visit this area in different seasons: Humpback Whales, Grey Whales, Blue Whales and lots of different species of Sharks can be found, so watch out for the chart below: