> Kim, We are going to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in Mid-February and will go on a
> whale watching tour. Naturally we want to increase our chances of seeing a
> whale. Is there any specific time of day when whales are more active than
> others? Will we tend to see more females at some times versus males? Is there
> anything unique about the whales that frequent the Baja pennisula at this time
> of year that we might want to know?
> Eric Olson
> Reply: Hi Eric,
> Cabo San Lucas is a great place to be watching whales this time of year.
> Remember the most predictable thing about whales is their unpredictability.
> The best time to see the whales is entirely up to the whales. You will
> probably see humpback mating groups where a female will be escorted by males
> who are trying to get her affections. The males can be rough to one another
> when trying to impress females but they are also singing to show her how macho
> they are. You might see gray whales at this time. Dolphins are plentiful off
> Cabo as well. If you venture into the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) you
> might encounter sperm whales, fin whales, Brydes whales, and more. Check out
> other links on the WhaleNet site (http://whale.wheelock.edu) to add to your
> information base.
> Have a great trip!!
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