There are already 1,992 specimen of whales at the Lagoon Ojo de Liebre in the Biosphere Reserve Vizcaino.
• This figure represents a record in the last 20 years for a first week of February with the presence of gray whales.
• In these sanctuaries CONANP performs protection and surveillance works.
The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas recorded a record over the last 20 years of the presence of gray whales in Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Baja California Sur for the first week of February.
According to the fifth census of the season, there are 1, 992 gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), found in the Ojo Lagunas de Liebre in the Biosphere Reserve El Vizcaino, of which one thousand 175 are adults and 817 calves.
The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) specifies that this figure indicates the strong recovery of one of the largest species of the marine world, which is in the category of protection according to the Official Mexican Norm 059-SEMARNAT 2010. The National Commissioner of Natural Protected Areas, Alejandro Del Mazo, indicated that the protective actions carried out by the CONANP in Mexico's whale sanctuaries have allowed the recovery of the world population of gray whale, which was in danger of extinction a few decades ago .
Lagoon Ojo Liebre and San Ignacio in Baja California Sur, are the places where the gray whale arrives to birth their pups after traveling more than 12 thousand kilometers from the cold waters of Alaska. Watching season began on December 15, 2015 and will end on April 30 this year.
The gray whale is one of the best known species of cetaceans, because of their habit of migrating near the coast, which makes it possible to observe thousands of people each year.