The Whales of Baja



* American Cetacean Society - Baja Whale Adventures
http://www.redshift.com/~estarr/acs/baja.htm
he Baja California peninsula is one of the great wilderness areas in North America. Our trips provide a unique combination of adventure and tranquility, with abundant opportunities to see whales and other wildlife. Encounter curious gray whales in San Ignacio Lagoon, lounging elephant seals on Islas San Benito, playful sea lions in the Sea of Cortes

* American Cetacean Society Home Page
http://www.acsonline.org/factpack/graywhl.htm
ACS Gray Whale Fact Sheet: Everything you ever wanted to know about gray whales in one place.

* Among the Great Whales
http://www.netaxs.com/~chaz4/spexbaja.html
In recent years, there has been an increase in "friendly" whale behavior in the lagoons, with curious whales actually approaching our Zodiacs, sometimes to within arm's length.

* Baja Discovery Tours:
http://www.mexonline.com/bajadisc.htm
Whale watching and adventure tours of Baja California and Copper Canyon, Mexico, including walking and photo tours. Baja Discovery has the longest-running whale camp on Laguna San Ignacio and absolutely the best location for whale watching while you eat breakfast. Wanna kiss a whale? This is the place to do it. Excellent staff and very professional operation.

* Baja's friendly whales give curious humans the personal touch.
http://www.seattle-pi.com/pi/getaways/070397/whal03.html
"You must be very careful to keep your hands away from their blow holes. And never -- ever -- touch their tails. They will let you know what is OK, and what is not OK."

* Baja Whales - Links to other information
http://www.netconnection.com/~lsaldana/links.html
Environmental Alerts, Actions & Scientific Reports

* Among the Great Whales: A Voyage of Discovery
http://www1.netaxs.com:8080/people/chaz4/spexbaj2.html

* Ecological 4-Wheeling Adventures
http://www.4x4now.com/sf0896.htm
Clark and Linda Pate offer 4x4 tours, including the whales.

* Conservation & Development in the Gray Whale Lagoons of Baja
http://scilib.ucsd.edu/sio/guide/z-serge.html
This report identifies activities that could have a negative impact on two gray whale calving/breeding habitats, namely Laguna San Ignacio and Bahia Magdalena.

* The Friendly Whales of the San Ignacio Lagoon
http://www.bajalife.com/V4pg38.htm
Hunted to near extinction, the friendlies seek human interaction, a story by Paula McDonald

* The Friendly Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon
http://www.netconnection.com/~lsaldana/bajawhales.html
San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Sur: The only place on earth where you can get close enough to touch these friendly, curious animals in their own environment. A travellers guide to whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon: getting there, finding guides, what to pack, camping, hotels, tour groups.

* GORP - Great outdoors recreation page
http://www.gorp.com/
Sea Kayak Adventures: Sea of Cortez and Loreto area whale watching by sea kayak.

* The Gray whale
http://www.rain.org/~inverts/WHALECORP/graywha1.htm
The Gray whale is among the best known of the large whales, because it is a shore-frequenting species that makes an annual migration along some of the most highly populated coasts in the world. This migration, from the Bering and Chukchi seas between Alaska and Siberia to the warm lagoons of Baja California...

* If you could touch a whale...
http://www.sandiego-online.com/baja/features/whale.stm/
Paula McDonalds first-hand account of encounters with the friendly whales of Laguna San Ignacio.

* Insearch Of Giants Baja & Beyond
http://www.scubatimes.com/scubatim/baj496.htmle
Scuba Times Magazine

* Outdoor Adventure River Specialists
http://oars.com/Adventures/Baja/baja.html
Whale Watching in Baja, Mexico 6, 7 Days, February-March Each year Pacific Gray Whales migrate 5,000 miles from the harsh Arctic winter to the warmth of Baja's Pacific shore in order to breed or give birth to their calves. Our whale watching trip offers friendly, gentle contact with these playful whales and their newborns. Sometimes, these intelligent and curious whales will actually venture close enough to our motorized skiffs to allow guests to stroke and exchange eye contact with them.

* Robyn Mellon Konstantin's Whales 4 U Page
http://members.tripod.com/~RobynMellon/index.html
This Page will cover: My trips to Mexico in 1997, Overland Travel Distances, Tips for people in American Waters, When is Gray Whale season? & Where are they going?

* San Nicolas Hotel: Ensenada
http://www.sannicolas.com.mx
Ensenada full service resort/whale adventure trip, convention center , in house tours, 2 pools, disco. Great adventure into nature. Includes. Transportation, 2 meals, 2 nites motel, boat into lagoon, VERY AFFORDABLE, minimum 8 persons, maximum 10.

* Searcher Natural History Tours
http://www5.electriciti.com/searcher/
Searcher Natural History Tours: Pacific coast of Baja and Sea of Cortez whale-watching trips out of San Diego.
SEE ALSO: http://www.bajawhale.com/searcher/schedule.html

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* ASUPMATOMA - the conservation effort of endangered sea turtles
www.mexonline.com/tortuga.htm
ASUPMATOMA is a non profit organization found in 1980. Focuses on the conservation effort of endangered sea turtles along the southern tip of Baja, Mexico.

* Turtle News - Thought I'd list them here!
http://www.turtles.org/adelita.htm
The Remarkable Journey of Adelita, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Tracking the Migration of Adelita [Loggerhead 7667].

* More Turtle News - It's worth checking out!
http://www.earthwatch.org/x/Xseminoff.html
Sea Turtles of Baja, one of the rarest sea turtles is the black sea turtle, a close relative of the green turtle and apparently as tasty...

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* San Ignacio Bioreserve
www.mexonline.com/sanignacio.htm
Laguna San Ignacio is a protected bay of Baja California, a little more than half way down the long peninsula's Pacific Coast. One of several such bays, Laguna San Ignacio is a known nursing area for the California Gray Whale, and is famous among nursing grounds for its "friendly encounters." Every season, hundreds of people...

* Whales, Dolphins, & Kayaking, Oh my!
http://www.vaportrails.com/Eco/EcoFeatures/MagBay/MagBay.html
Kayaking and Whale Watching in Baja California, Mexico

* Whale watching
http://www.bajaex.com/whale.htm
Few places in the world offer such concentration and diversity of marine animals and birds as the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific lagoons. Join us on an adventure of hiking, swimming, and photographing wildlife in a place that time has forgotten.

* Whale-Watching-Web
http://www.physics.helsinki.fi/whale/
World-wide Whale Watching Web: a virtual whale watch trip and whale related resources. An awesome, award-winning site with sound, video and all the info on whales for kids and for serious researchers.

* Whales! Whales! Whales!
http://www.bajaex.com/whlwhl.htm
Activities on this trip are as diverse as the area itself. Daily discussions, slide shows, whale-watching and bird-watching, will be led by trip naturalists to enhance your understanding and interest in this exciting area.

* Whale watching tours - Betanzos
http://www.mexturismo.com.mx/MosComEn.htm
The Baja California coast line is known as the winter grounds of the largest mammal known to man: the Whale. We recommend La Paz, capital of southern Baja, as your whale-watching expedition.

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