Observation Post #3
Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Gray Whale Nursery:
More than half the gray whale births take place in Laguna Ojo
de Libre. No
other sites has as many whales. The lagoon is a half-hour
drive from the town of Guerrero Negro. Formerly known as Scammon's
Lagoon, this huge watery complex is named for Captain Charles
Scammon, who charted many of these areas in the mid-1800s as he
hunted gray whales. UNESCO has named Laguna Ojo de Liebre and
Laguna San Ignacio a World
Heritage Site because they are important breeding and
calving areas for the gray whale.
whalewatchers touch a gray whale in Laguna Ojo de Liebre.
Ojo de Liebre, Baja California Sur, Mexico