Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, located in Mulegé, is the most important gray whale sanctuary in Baja California Sur; this season it could be threatened by the sanitary contingency.
Tourism service providers in Ojo de Liebre Lagoon reported the first arrival of gray whales; there are at least 8 adult males traveling through the Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve. Visitor forecasts were good for this season; however, it could be threatened by the increase in COVID infections for the third consecutive year.
The whale sanctuary, located in the municipality of Mulegé, is the most important on the peninsula, since each season up to 2,800 cetaceans arrive to mate and give birth to their young. The boatmen indicated that at this time of year the first specimens to arrive travel through the area to clean it of predators.
In this sense, it is expected that the arrival of the rest of these mammals will not take more than a week, which come from the North Pole, and are in the Southern Californian region until mid-April; it is possible to see these huge animals in the lagoons Manuela, Guerrero Negro, Ojo de Liebre, San Ignacio and Magdalena Bay.
With information from El Sudcaliforniano.