Report from Campo Cortez at
San Ignacio LagoonGray Whale Blog & update
February 17, 2017
By Lorna Kate Hill
Things are really spicing up here at San Ignacio Lagoon. We now have over 200 whales in the lagoon and Campo Cortez is full! We have the Gray Whale Reseerch group visiting from Oregon and they are pretty excited to be here. Lots of gray whale enthusiasts amongst us, ready to have fun with the whales. There has been a lot of mating happening recently amongst the whales, some groups were able to witness the action for a good amount time. It proves to be quite some show!
There is a juvenile male whale in the lagoon that has been named Leonardo. Leonardo loves to play and usually comes up to the boat for a rub and sometimes even a kiss! He is easy to spot as he has almost a fully white rostrum with lots and lots of barnacles. Watch those fingers as you're giving him a rub as you might even get a handful of barnacles at the same time!