Gray Whales Mating in San Ignacio Lagoon

As February dawns upon San Ignacio, the tranquil waters of the lagoon welcome a flurry of activity as the aftermath of January’s highest tides ushers in a surge of gray whales, predominantly singles, seeking to mate and ensure successful pregnancies for the year ahead. Today, amidst the serene ambiance, we were treated to a spectacle of pursuing behavior – a captivating display of courtship where groups of adult whales engaged in playful chases reminiscent of a lively cocktail hour. In these moments, the observation zone was bustling with adult whales and singles, offering a glimpse into the intricate social dynamics of these marine giants.The calm, mirror-like surface of the water provided an ideal canvas for our morning encounter, allowing us to not only witness but also hear the powerful exhalations of the whales as they traversed the lagoon. In this tranquil setting, the distinct sound of their blows guided our observations, creating a serene symphony of coexistence between humans and whales. As we marveled at their grace and agility, it became clear that San Ignacio’s waters are not just a sanctuary for whales but also a sanctuary for moments of profound connection and understanding between species.


By Nautilus Crew

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