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Whale watching while you surf [the web].

Whale watching has become a million-dollar business around the globe. Mexican operators along the Pacific coast and in the Baja Peninsula have seen their businesses expand as more and more people flock to see the largest animals on the planet return each winter. Likewise, the Internet is becoming a space for more sites on whale watching, as well as environmental causes in general. Take, for instance, the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), which hosted an international meeting on the whale watching industry in North America last March in La Paz, Baja California (see www.planeta.com/planeta/01/0103whales.html for details). Mexico is only the southern tip of the whales' cyclical migrations. The CEC conference sparked great interest among specialists in pursuing cross-border collaboration.

As whale watching becomes more and more popular, look to the Web for the most comprehensive information on where to see these giants of the sea.

Ron Mader is the host of the Planeta.com: Eco Travels in the Americas website (www.planeta.com) and the author of the Mexico: Adventures in Nature guidebook. The Planeta.com whale watching guide debuted this spring and is found on-line at www.planeta.com/ecotravel/resources/whales.html.
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Author:Mader, Ron
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Date:May 1, 2001
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