|San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California Sur|
What a special place! San Ignacio Lagoon is so special that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the last undeveloped gray whale birthing lagoon on the planet.
We hope to share with you the first gray whale birth of the season. But that's not always easy. Many of the pregnant whales swim to the very inner tip of this lagoon to give birth to their calves. That means that there are not that many people to witness the first birth.
But what a birth it will be. The newborn calf will measure almost 15 feet long--about the size of a pickup truck. It is a curious and playful rascal.
Here's a photo of a curious young calf that came up to our boat in San Ignacio Lagoon when we visited a few years ago.
|Curious Gray Whale Calf. C. Coimbra Photo|