Humpback whale, gulf of California, Baja California sur, mexico
Humpback whales gather in the waters in and around Cabo Pulmo during the winter months. The area is their nursery as well. Pregnant females give birth to their calves and nurse them for several months until they are strong enough to follow their mothers north on the annual journey to the nutrient-rich waters of Alaska.
A reef in cabo pulmo National Marine Park
Only two decades ago the spectacular Cabo Pulmo was completely overfished. The Cabo Pulmo village community rallied, and the Mexican government designated the offshore waters of this pristine spot a marine reserve in 1995.