Last month we reported the very sad death of Cabo’s baby albino grey whale. Who had fondly been named by locals
as Costalito de Sal.
The baby whale’s body had been
found beached, in a state of advanced decomposition, in Laguna Ojo de Liebre. And
with signs of struggle, most likely an attack by predators.
However, results of the autopsy
have just been released. And it now seems that the dead albino, was not in fact
Costalito del Sal. Apparently, it was a previously unseen baby albino whale. That
was bigger and slightly older that Costalito. And with more adult features.
Fingers crossed Costalio de Sal
has survived, and is now 10 000 km away in the waters of the North Pole. Everyone
will be hoping the safe return of Costalito next year.
Whale season is now officially
over. And despite the slightly lower number of whales– due to the cyclical el niñol/la niña effects - it has been another
successful season. In Ojo de Liebre alone, there were over 4,000 visitors. Total
figures covering Cabo, and all of BCS have not yet been released.
We have lots more information on whales, right here on itravel-cabo.com
And check out our recent feature article on one of Cabo’s best whale watching companies – Cabo Trek.
Or catch up on all our whale blogs from last season.