Sunday, March 30, 2014

Guide Report: March 29

Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon

Guide Report

March 30, 2014

By: Hayley Carmody

The season is sadly coming to an end. Almost all the single whales have gone and the mothers and babies are doing their last minute training before the journey back to their feeding grounds. Rubi, Liisa and I have developed a close relationship with the whales. At night we discuss the different whales that came up to our boats and the funny things each one did. It is almost as if we feel the whales have become our close personal friends. We each have a different relationship with the lagoon; Rubi has been working in this lagoon for the past 18 years and knows all the people and history of this place, Liisa came here not really knowing what to expect and fell in love with the magnificence, where as I first came to Maldo’s house at 4 years old to see the whales and kept coming back. Each of us has a different reason that brought us to the Lagoon, but our love of these animals unites us.

This lagoon touches everyone who comes to it. It is impossible not to fall in love with the extreme beauty of the lagoon, the breathtaking whales and the diversity of wildlife here. It is important to always keep this lagoon in our hearts and minds. I encourage everyone to stay up to date with the issues that this lagoon faces. San Ignacio lagoon is a very pure place that is full of natural resources. It is because of these resources that so many different animals call this place home. This also means that big companies are always trying to come into this lagoon. The threat of destruction is real, but with support from people like you we can help protect this lagoon. San Ignacio Lagoon is a special place that deserves to stay pristine and enjoyed by everyone around the world. 

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