About Observation Post #2
Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico

A Gray Whale Nursery: San Ignacio is about 500 miles south of San Diego, and 80 miles (120 km) south of Laguna Ojo de Liebre. This rugged and remote lagoon is 16 miles long and 3 to 4 miles wide. Beginning in mid-January, whales arrive to give birth to their young outside the viewing areas. At this time, whales can be observed in the spectacular behavior of courting and mating. The lagoons reach the highest number of whales in February — up to 2,000 at one time! Spouts are visible at all times, mating still occurs, and mothers with newborn calves begin to enter the observation areas.

This breeding and calving grounds remains untouched by human development. . .and citizens are working to keep it safe for whales who arrive there each winter.


Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California
(26.80N, -113.25W)




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