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Albino whale back in BCS

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Excitement arose across Baja California Sur last week with the sighting of an albino whale in Laguna Ojo de Liebre.

Benito Bermudez, regional director of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONAN) has since confirmed that it is in fact believed to be the now mature albino whale that was born in Laguna Ojo del Liebre in 2009. 

This reappearance is hugely exciting as the whale had not been seen for the last seven years. And not only has it now returned to the waters of the Baja but it has already given birth. Fortunately the calf is the normal colour of a grey whale - a good thing as unlike an albino calf, it will be much less visible to predators.

With only a handful of sightings worldwide, CONANP is hopeful that the albino wale will return at least every 2-3 years to give birth. Meaning it could become a regular visitor to the waters.

Benito Bermudez comments that after such a long disappearance from Baja California Sur the albino whale will be monitored closely by experts each season. 

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