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The Sea of Cortez Whale watching

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After seeing the Grey Whales migrate along the San Diego coastline you can meet them at the end of their southward journey in the Sea of Cortez where it meets the Pacific. These whales begin arriving in late December to calve, bulking up by grazing on the shallow ocean bottoms in the regions bays and lagoons, baleen whales their primary food is krill and plankton. Care needs to be taken when approaching mothers and babies, but their behaviour is fascinating and well worth your patience. Mothers are very affectionate, they let their babies ride on their backs are playing with them and feeding them constantly. The calves fatten up quickly so if you’re able to stay for a week you will be able to notice a big difference in size in calves in the first few weeks of their lives. As well as these wonderful Grey Whale social interactions other species can be spotted here also, Blue Whales, Humpbacks and Sperm Whales are the other large attractions. Magdelena Bay is a good spot to set out from.

Written by  terry.fielding.

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