Ocean warming threatens to drown Costa Rica's whale tourism

3/1/2018
Thomson Reuters Foundation picBAHIA BALLENA (Costa Rica), Feb 28 — In good years, more than a hundred thousand tourists flock to this marine park on Costa Rica's Pacific coast to see humpback whales breaching in the blue waters. But warming temperatures — driven by climate change and ...
2/28/2018
“When temperatures rise two or three degrees [Celsius] above the region's average, we have very few whale sightings compared to normal years,” said whale specialist José David Palacios, who works at the Marino Ballena National Park with the Keto Foundation, a Costa Rican marine conservation ...
BAHIA BALLENA, Costa Rica – In good years, more than a hundred thousand tourists flock to this marine park on Costa Rica´s Pacific coast to see humpback whales breaching in the blue waters. But warming temperatures – driven by climate change and strengthening El Niño events – are beginning to ...
“When temperatures rise two or three degrees (Celsius) above the region's average, we have very few whale sightings compared to normal years,” said whale specialist José David Palacios, who works at the Marino Ballena National Park with the Keto Foundation, a Costa Rican marine conservation ...

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