Gray Whale Baby Boom in Baja Sur, Mexico

Recent censuses in Baja Sur, Mexico show that gray whale populations are experiencing a baby boom this year.  More than 1000 gray whale babies have been counted in three calving lagoons – Ojo de Liebre, San Ignacio and Magdalena Bay.

Gray whale populations crashed due to over hunting in the past.  Now, gray whales numbers are more than 20,000 including this year’s baby boom.

The best areas to see mothers and newborn calves are Baja Sur’s lagoons from late January through early April.  In April and May, babies and moms will start their northward migration, a distance of 5000 to 7000 miles, to Arctic waters.

Are you thinking of a trip to Baja Sur, Mexico to see gray whales?  Contact us for more details.

Gray whale guided tour Mexico
Baby gray whale and mother – San Ignacio Lagoon.
Gray whale guided tour Mexico
Friendly gray whale encounter – San Ignacio Lagoon.

 

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