Ocean warming threatens to drown Costa Rica’s whale tourism

This article discusses the impact of warming oceans on the whale population. Warming temperatures – driven by climate change and strengthening El Niño events – are beginning to threaten the region’s tourism economy.

Scientists similarly have noticed a drop in whale sightings in the park, mainly in warmer-than-average years, they said.

Although more study is needed, they believe rising water temperatures may be altering the migration routes of humpback whales moving past Costa Rica from the north.

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