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Valdes Peninsula
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Valdes Peninsula

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Argentina
Best of: Wildlife
Description:
Península Valdés in Patagonia is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Valdes Peninsula", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.