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Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno
Right in the middle of the Atacama Desert, the coast of Chañaral de Aceituno keeps the secret of being one of the only places in northern Chile where you can spot humpback, minke and blue whales. Due to the Humboldt current that gathers a great amount of food on this area, these giant mammals decide to make a stop in their route that takes them from California to the Antarctica every year.

Puñihuil and Melinka
The north-east of the mythical Chiloé Archipelago and the Corcovado gulf have gain fame for being the area where it is possible to admire the biggest amount of blue whales in the south hemisphere. Next to Puñihuil, close to Ancud, it is estimated that at least 300 whales of these specific species are living in the area. This area reaches up to the town of Melinka, in the Guaitecas archipelago. This is not only a temporary stop for these animals, but also a feeding and recovery place, which implies a greater area of preservation.

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