Whale Conservation – Huell’s Whale Adventure Special (3)
Episode #3 is a lesson in whale conservation.
It all took place in San Ignacio Lagoon halfway down the Baja Peninsula on the Pacific side. It’s here the mammoth gray whales come like clockwork each year to have their calves. The winter migration down the coast from Alaska is a journey of more than 5,000 miles one way and is one of the longest migrations made by any mammal.
And for some reason these huge gray whales, one of the oldest species on earth dating back at least 30 million years, actually seem to seek out and enjoy human contact once they reach the lagoon.