Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Whale Takes Kayakers For a Ride

No, really. A pair of kayakers in a sit-on-top kayak got too close to a whale near Puerto Madryn, Argentina. While the images are amazing, one must remember to follow the local guidelines for approaching wildlife. This story would have a far different ending if these whales had decided it was time for a breach. Check out the video below:

How close is too close when you encounter whales?
Fisheries and Environment Canada recommend that vessels (and that includes kayaks) should stay a minimum 100 metres away from whales. Don't approach from in front or behind, only from the sides.

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