Laguna Ojo de Liebre
Scammons lagoon, in Baja California, Mexico, is the major birthing lagoon for the gray whales.
This body of water is located halfway down the Baja peninsula in its west coast.
Here the pregnant cows congregate to give birth to calves after a gestation period of 420 days.
The newly born calves are around 12 feet long. Their weight is between 1200 and 1600 pound.
During their southbound migration, the first whales to start migrating are the pregnant cows.
The next individuals to migrate are the females that ovulated recently.
These are then followed by the adult males, the young females and by the male juveniles.
The ecological characteristics of this body of water offer the ideal environment to these giant mammals that breed there.
Also, is the ideal place for whale watching.
Here you can camp beside the lagoon. There are no services. However a US $5 fee is required per RV.
In this camp ground there are lots of sites to watch these marine giants.
Whale watching trips to Ojo de Liebre lagoon.
Cedros Outdoor Adventures. Information and rates...
USA: (619) 793-5419. Mexico: (646) 193-2031.
Local boat tours are available at US $30. Round trip lasts 1 hour and a half.
Affiliates Earn $75
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