Humpback whale watching
Samana is considered one of the best places in the world for humpback whale watching. These beautiful and giant marine mammals, breathe air and come out regularly to the surface, remain in apnea for about 20 minutes, but can remain under water for up to 40 minutes. After the long trip they make and during which they do not feed, they spend part of the winter in the Bay of Samana, still without food. That way they will lose the fifth of their weight.
Whales come to give birth to their little ones because the whalebone, when born, has a very thin layer of fat to withstand the cold waters. At birth, it measures between 3.50 and 5 meters, and weighs a ton. To constitute a protective greasy layer and acquire enough forces to follow his mother on the return trip, will consume, daily, about 200 liters of breast milk that is very nutritious, the whale is going to take 45 kilos a day.