Case Study: One boat vs Many Whale Watching

Michael Williamson (whe_william@flo.org)
Mon, 14 Feb 1995 21:38:02

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Greetings,
 
   I'm passing this on to the list for a friend - replies should be made
directly to dgendron@vmredipn.ipn.mx
 
   In Magdalena Bay, Baja, Mexico, boat access to view gray whales is
restricted by the Mexican agency SEDESOL, with a limit as to the number of
boats which may work in the Bay at any one time. Right now there is some
discussion as to whether the potential effects on gray whales of a number
of small boats (6-7 m long with outboard powered engines) may be greater
or less than one large boat (deisel powered), which can carry many more
people. Any comments or suggestions regarding this matter by individuals
who may be familiar with the potential effects of boats on gray whale
behavior would be greatly appreciated.