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Where Orcas Appear Along the Shore: Peninsula Valdes. ©NHK 1999
Where Orcas Appear Along the Shore: Peninsula Valdes

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Peninsula Valdes

Península Valdés in Patagonia is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions.

Place/country: Argentina,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1999

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