• Apr

    Humpback Whale Rescued Off the Shores of La Paz, BCS, Mexico


    As many of you know, I’ve spent a lot of time in La Paz, BCS, Mexico, a total of two years there and as you can imagine, I became so familiar to the people there that for the most part, vendors no longer hit me up as I walked by. Today’s post is brief, because it’s a link to an event, where a humpback whale was stranded there and rescued yesterday (April 24th).

    From what I’ve been reading, this is migration time for the whales and many of them come into the bay at La Paz. One thing about this bay is that it’s quite shallow in place (you can actually see the bottom if you’re on a boat), so it’s not surprising that a whale could become stranded there.

    In this case the whale was a juvenile, measuring some 30 feet and was freed after a massive community effort. Speculation abounds about why this whale became stranded, but when whales become sick, they swim close to shore and some become stranded.

    Here’s a the story, which also includes some video.

    © Nathan Segal

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