Discover Sea life Argentina

In this rather inhospitable area, you can see elephant seals, Magellanic penguins, southern right whales (from mid-September to December) and eared seals. The natural reserve of the Valdès peninsula, located on the Atlantic coast, welcomes more than 400 of these sea mammals coming here to breed between mid-July and mid-December. The hot currents from Brazil explain why the location is so comfortable and attracts such a variety of species.

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    Marine wildlife

    In the Valdes Peninsula, one of the biggest marine reserves in the world, you will discover southern right whales, killer whales and elephant seals.

    © Stephen Lew / 123RF
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    A penguin

    You can see many animals in their natural habitat in this reserve.

    © Christian Heinrich
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    A seagull

    Thousands of birds migrate to the Peninsula Valdez every year, and especially to Bird Island in the San José Gulf.

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    Sea lions on an Argentinian beach

    Every year, sea lions reproduce in the Peninsula Valdez. It is possible to see them on the beaches between December and January.

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    A seal

    Many different species of seals and elephant seals live in the Caleta Valdez.

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    A whale

    It is possible to see whales in Argentina, especially in the gulf of the Peninsula Valdez.

    © Joanne Stone / 123RF
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