Los Cabos: a Hidden Cetacean Hotspot

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A country commonly overlooked for it’s diversity of marine life, Mexico contains approximately 60% of the marine mammal species found globally with 41 different cetacean species present. On the west coast of the country in the Pacific Ocean, grey whales and humpback whales are in abundance, providing a prime research location to discover more about their biology.

Los Cabos has evolved into one of the greatest destinations around the world for whale watching and wildlife tours as it is situated on the coast of the Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California)- a famous bay containing 80% of the cetacean inhabitants found in the country. Los Cabos resides at the entrance point of the Gulf, where the Pacific waters mix with water flowing out of the Sea of Cortez. A result of this mixing is a vast diversity of marine life and legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau once described it as the “Aquarium of the World” for this very reason.

Kátia from Cabo Trek Wildlife Tours has produced a video over the past few weeks giving us a glimpse of the biota we can expect to find in this fantastic part of the world. If you’re inspired by what you see, or want to check out the animals for yourself, then why not take a look at the tours available on the Cabo Trek website?

Find out more about Cabo Trek: https://cabotrek.com/

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