Where the Whales Go
Some fun facts about whales, according to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC):
—The blue whale is the largest animal to have ever lived on earth, the largest ever recorded weighting about 144 tons.
—The sperm whale’s head can be larger than a car.
—Some whales live for over 200 years.
Gray whales, which populate Cabo’s Magdalena bay, are often covered with parasites and other organisms—their backs can look like bumpy rocks. Major migrators, they swim from the Alaskan waters to the Mexican coast and back.
Take a tour at the bay, where you can board a small panga boat and watch the gray whales swim. This is one of the few spots where the animals come to calve, or give birth. You may even be able to pet the whales in the calm, shallow waters.