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Baby albino whale - Costalito de Sal - found dead on beach

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Photo-El Independtiente

Lots of news on whales this week. Sadly, not all of it good…


Despite several sightings earlier this week of Costalito de Sal - it has just been confirmed this afternoon that the baby albino whale has died.  With shark bites evident on the tongue, face and tail, it looks like Costalito fell prey to predators.


 Albino whales are very rare and their pale coloring makes them very vulnerable.


According to El Independiente, Costalito was found dead stranded on a beach in the Pacific Ocean, at the mouth of Laguna Ojo de Liebre.  The baby whale appeared to have been dead for several days. This has been confirmed by PROFEPA..


A very sad loss. 

On a slightly happier note, CONANP has remarked on healthy numbers of both blue and grey a whales. With a record number of visitors going to Loreto National Park to see the blue whales.


Also good to know is that there have been NO incidents of whales entangled in fishing nets this year. With only 2 in early December, right at the beginning of the season, everyone is optimistic that the season will finish with no more.  


And a recent charity concert - Canto con Ballenas - in the bay of Cabo San Lucas, raised money for RABEN – the organisation that deals with entangled whales.  This concert was a big success, and it is hoped it will become an annual fundraising event to help the whales.

if you want to hear more about whales around Cabo, we have lots more information on whales right here on itravel-cabo.

And check out our recent feature article on one of Cabo’s best whale watching companies – Cabo Trek.

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