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Wild Animals Seen in Shiretoko

Wild Animals Seen in Shiretoko

  • Wild Animals Seen in Shiretoko

An Amazing Discovery of Wild Animals Created by the Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems. An Amazing Discovery of Wild Animals Created by the Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems.

The real pleasures of this nature watching in Rausu Coast and Nemuro Strait are discovering the wildlife, drift ice, and viewing the magnificent scenery of the Shiretoko Peninsula on the west and Kunashir Island (one of the Northern Territories) on the east.
Drift ice comes and carries plankton in winter, fish gathers under the ice seeking for the plankton, and whales and dolphins come to hunt the fish.
This rich environment brings many kinds of marine creatures such as Dall's porpoises, shearwaters, sperm whales, baird's beaked whales, and minke whales.
During the drift ice season, this place becomes the world's best wintering place for sea eagles and white-tailed sea eagles.
The mutual relationship between the marine ecosystem created by drift ice and the terrestrial ecosystem carrying on from the primitive age is the "Life" of Shiretoko.
You get to feel Mother Nature at the sea through the encounters with this wild life.
You will see why Shiretoko was registered as a World Natural Heritage site.

Animal Discovery Calendar

The creatures seen in Shiretoko, Rausu. Use it as trivia of animal watching.

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct.
Killer Whale11,20,21,21,0,0
Minke Whale11,15,16,18,0,0
Sperm Whale20,29,19,19,30,30
Dall's Porpoise19,30,13,18,0,0
Shearwater13,20,11,12,21,24
Steller’s Sea Eagle1,8,0,0,0,0
White-Tailed Eagle1,8,0,0,0,0
  • Best Season
  • Possible to Encounter

Animal Picture Dictionary

The creatures seen in Shiretoko, Rausu. Use it as trivia of animal watching.
Click to see the detail.

Spring to Autumn, April to October

Drift Ice Season, February to March

Unique Creatures Found in Rausu Coast

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