Whales in paradise of St. Mary Nosy Boraha
A team from France 2 set off to discover Île Sainte-Marie, a strip of land almost glued to Madagascar, where the largest concentration of humpback whales in the world is located.
With its translucent waters and sandy beaches, Île Sainte-Marie, off Madagascar, is a small lost stone from the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a barrier reef. The lagoon sea is here hot all year long, guaranteed pleasure. And if tourists come from all over the world so far, it's also to discover one of the wonders of this island: humpback whales.
The highest concentration in the world
From June to October, they come in the warm waters of Sainte-Marie to breed out of harm's way. At this time of the year, it is the highest concentration in the world of this marine mammal. Hunted in the Antarctic, especially by Japanese ships, the humpback whale is protected here. The population is increasing year by year.
Before being this little corner of paradise, the island was a landmark of pirates in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. The brigands of seas of all nationalities met here.