Whales at Ojo de Liebre

Published on Jan 25, 2016

Incredibly close encounters with Grey Whales in Baja California

record presence in Mexican gray whale sanctuaries.   prensa-latina.cu PDF Print E-mail
Mexico February 10 (PL) The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas today reported record over the last 20 years of the presence of gray whales in Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Baja California Sur for the first week of February.

According to the fifth census of the season, they are a thousand 992 copies of gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus), which are located in the Laguna Ojo de Liebre in the Biosphere Reserve El Vizcaino, of which one thousand 175 are adults and 817 calves .

The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) specifies that this figure indicates the strong recovery of one of the largest species of marine life, which is in the category of protection under the Official Mexican Norm 059-SEMARNAT 2010.

The lake complex Ojo de Liebre and San Ignacio in Baja California Sur (on the Peninsula of California, the Mexican northwest), are the places where every year comes the gray whale to have their pups, after traveling more than 12,000 kilometers from the cold waters of Alaska.

Watching season began on December 15, 2015 and will end on April 30.

The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, Alejandro Del Mazo, indicated that such actions carried out Conanp in these important whale sanctuaries in the recovery of the world population of gray whales, endangered a few decades ago.

The gray whale is one of the best known species of cetaceans due to their habit of migrating near the coast, which makes it possible to observe thousands of people every year.

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