Another Whale Season and Darwin’s Frog in Melimoyu
Fall and winter are also whale season in Melimoyu. In August, we saw two groups of whales in the Melimoyu Bay, one comprised of two whales, the other of four. The whales appear to be two distinct species: Sei (Balaenoptera borealis) and Minke (Balaenoptera bonaerensis).
In other interesting nature news, our scientist-in-residence, Pete Stetson, spotted the exceedingly rare Darwin’s Frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) on our Melimoyu property. Darwin’s Frog is named after Charles Darwin, who discovered the species in Chile during his famed voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. Here’s Pete, holding the exceptional frog: