Subject: Caribbean whales

S. Jones (betej@u.washington.edu)
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:11:58 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, Colin Thomas wrote:

> Please could you help us ??
> 
> Which species of whales can be found in the Caribbean ??
> 
> What time of the year can they be found there ??
> 
> Looking forward to your reply
> 
> Anita
> 
> 
> 
Dear Anita,

Humpback whales can be found during the winter.  The majority are found on
Silver and Navidad Banks off the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
Minke whales are thought to have a possible winter distribution in the
West Indies and also south and east of Bermuda.  Blue whales have been
seen in Bermuda during the winter.  Sperm whales are often seen during the
winter in the southeast Caribbean.  This pattern of seeing whales in lower
latitudes during the winter is typical of their migration patterns.  Most
whales (in both hemispheres) feed at high latitudes during the summer
months and breed in warmer latitues during the winter months.

I hope this information helps you.

Bete Jones