Tourism February 19, 2015 | 8:33 am

Humpback whales’ spectacular return captivates Samaná

Samaná, Dominican Republic.-The humpback whales’ spectacular arrival to the Banco de la Plata or Navidad wildlife refuge captivates visitors as the animals display the joy of any person when returning back home from afar.

With their breeches and leaps that reveal grayish colors, blue and white lines, the migratory mammal, come from the Atlantic waters of Iceland, Greenland, Canada and even Norway every year, to delight the more than 60,000 tourists who flock to Samaná.

The humpbacks (Megaptera novaeangliae) have become the most telling sign of the Caribbean’s marine biodiversity, adding to Samana’s attraction of beach and sun.

In a tour to mark the start of whale- watching season Environment minister Bautista Rojas, reporters from various media once again verified its boom.

He urged Dominicans to visit the sighting areas, to spur education and culture. "Few countries in the world enjoy this privilege that nature gives us."

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