Whale watching while you surf [the web].Whale watching Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and other cetaceans in their natural habitat. Whales are watched most commonly for recreation (cf. bird watching) but the activity can also be for scientific or educational reasons. 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 North American
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see boophilusannulatus. Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC (Central Electronic Complex) The set of hardware that defines a mainframe, which includes the CPU(s), memory, channels, controllers and power supplies included in the box. Some CECs, such as IBM's Multiprise 2000 and 3000, include data storage devices as well. ), which hosted an international meeting on the whale watching industry in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. last March in La Paz La Paz, city, Bolivia
La Paz (lä päs), city (1992 pop. 713,378), W Bolivia, administrative capital (since 1898) and largest city of Bolivia. The legal capital is Sucre. , 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.