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SILVER BANKS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -- Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) Every year, North Atlantic Humpback Whales migrate south to the Silver Banks, a small area 80 miles southeast of Grand Turk, to breed and give birth to their calves. Few places in the world offer such a large concentration of humpback whales and provide an opportunity to swim with these giants. January through March, the Warm tropical waters of the Banks come alive with constant displays of breaching, finning, lobtailing and spyhopping. provide unrivaled encounter. When the opportunity presents itself, you passengers may slip into the water with snorkeling equipment, no scuba allowed, to view whales in their underwater realm. Witness groups of bulls "showing off" to attract mating partners, or a mother "lifting" her new born calf to the surface for his first breath. These calves, weighing approximately 1,500 pounds at birth, are very curious and provide lots of excitement. Many sightings and encounters also occur from the mother ship. From February to April, the Aggressor Fleet offers the possibility to experience this adventure.