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Blue Whale Tail Necklace

$45.00

This necklace resembles the tail the Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) that swim close to Costa Rica’s shorelines. It is made of 925 Sterling Silver and Larimar or ‘Stefilia’s Stone’.

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This blue whale necklace is made of 925 Sterling Silver and Larimar or “Stefilia’s Stone”. This design resembles a Blue Whale tail like the ones that travel close to Costa Rica’s shores and thermic dome.

The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal that has ever existed on Earth, reaching up to 29m in length and more than 170 tonnes in weight. Under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), blue whales are classified as “Endangered”, due to excessive exploitation of the international whaling industry at the beginning of the 20th century.

Blue whales enter Costa Rican waters from December to March, when the Costa Rican Dome, an oceanic upwelling system that brings cold, nutrient-rich waters to the surface, reaches high oceanic productivity and provides krill and other planktonic organisms for the whales to feed on.

Because Punta Descartes is the closest landmark to the Costa Rican Dome, generating incredible cold water temperatures (down to 14 degrees Celsius) during these months, we believe that the Blue Whale occurs much closer to Costa Rican shores than previously believed and in the future aim to install underwater microphones to identify whale species by their songs.

With the purchase of this blue whale necklace, you can indirectly contribute to the development of our whale research which is in the progress of establishment, and directly to one of Equipo Tora Carey’s projects. If you ever want to visit the site and learn more about the projects, make sure to contact us or Equipo Tora Carey and schedule your visit!

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