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Spring Training for Babies, Migration North for Some Adults

In March, mother and baby pairs dominate the lagoons. It's time for males and newly-pregnant females to start their journey north. New moms are doing "spring training" for the babies so they'll be ready for their own first migration in 4 to 6 weeks. They swim with babies against the currents near the mouth of the lagoon. This helps babies build strength and endurance.

Facts and Photos


Tourists watch baby gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon.
Caroline Armon, Baja EcoTours
Gray Whale Migration Map


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