Humpback whales

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Measuring 15 meters for about 40 tons, the humpback whale is a tireless traveler, which alternates between the rich waters of the poles, where it mainly feeds itself on krill (small shrimp) and tropical waters where it comes for reproducing. It goes through around 10 000 km per year. The humpback whale is the most curious, playful and expressive of cetaceans, which makes her the star of Whale Watching in the world.

Spinner dolphins

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This is one of the most visible dolphins in Nosy Be. It is regularly found in banks of 200 or more than 1,000 individuals. Very social, fast and acrobatic, he just swims at the bow of the boat and ensures the show! They are black or dark grey on the back, peeled over on his stomach, and their eyes as their lips - often but not always - edged with black. Spinner dolphins measures between 130 and 200 cm. It weighs 45-75 kg.

Green Turtle

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The green turtle can reach up to 1.50 meters and weigh up to 230kg. It is named after the color of its fat. Its shell is brown olive, mottled yellow. It is recognizable by its large round head, its blunt nose and two large prefrontal scales between its eyes. The green turtle can reach a speed of 35 km / h. We recognize the adult male in his long tail, which exceeds 30 cm of the shell.

Whale Shark

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The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, its size can go up to 15 meters for 34 tons! However, most of the specimens encountered rarely exceed 12 meters. Whale sharks that we see in Nosy Be measure between 4 and 10 m long.

Omnivorous, feeding on plankton, fish fry, small fish, crustaceans and algae, it has no teeth: it filters the water swimming open mouthed. The whale shark is a pelagic animal (it follows the currents) and is able to travel thousands of miles in search for food. Widely hunted for food but especially its fins, it is part of vulnerable species.

Leopard shark

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This sand shark only lives in temperate and warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It can grow up to 3 meters, but generally does not exceed more than 2 meters (with a tail as long as its body). It is a nocturnal predator that feeds on mollusks (bivalves, sea snails), small bony fish, crustaceans (shrimp, crab) and sea snakes. Present throughout the year in Nosy Be, including Nosy Tanikely, it is completely harmless to humans and is easily approached.

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