Researchers in Laguna San Ignacio (REBIVI*) reported the following estimated numbers of gray whales during their 7 February 2024 count:

  • 12 mother/calf pair and 59 singles for a total of 83 whales

Our drone photo is thanks to @GabeBergerhouse! Gray whale mother and calf travelling past Southern California.

* REBIVI: Staff from Biosphere Reserve of El Vizcaino which contains Laguna San Ignacio in a protected region of Mexico.