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Know Before You Go | The Great Gray Whales of Baja

Whether you're preparing for your upcoming adventure in Mexico or just want to learn more about the Great Gray Whales of Baja, we've got you covered. We've rounded up an array of useful resources, from wildlife guides and packing tips to compelling first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff.
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Wildlife Guide

Wildlife Guide

Learn about the behaviors, migration and conservation of Pacific gray whales, along with a host of birdlife you'll find along Baja's beaches and coasts.
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Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Discover the monthly temperatures and average precipitation in Baja, so you'll be prepared for any weather in store during your stay at San Ignacio Lagoon!
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Packing List

Packing List

We’ve made a comprehensive list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your Baja adventure.
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Travel Stories & Articles
Making the Travel Industry More Sustainable with SEE Turtles

Making the Travel Industry More Sustainable with SEE Turtles

—By Brad Nahill, President, SEE Turtles
By becoming one of SEE Turtles’ first Gold Sponsors of our new Sustainable Travel Sponsorship program, Nat Hab is supporting our efforts to reduce plastic waste in sea turtle habitats around the world.
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How Whale Songs Could Save These Marine Mammals

How Whale Songs Could Save These Marine Mammals

—By Samantha Miller
Nat Hab Expedition Leader Kristina Disney and Bioacoustician Niki Diogou dive into an informative and engaging discussion of acoustic ecology and how the research is helping us understand how human activities and climate change impact vital marine species like the bowhead whale and the sperm whale.
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Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

Post-Pandemic, Learning to Trust Again from a Gray Whale

—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
On reaching Mexico’s Baja California, the gray whales find nourishing waters waiting for them. Here, cool ocean currents push oxygen and nutrients up toward the surface, where they blend with the warm sunlight...
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Gray Whales and Family Bonds in Baja

Gray Whales and Family Bonds in Baja

—By Sarah Knight
My 10-year-old daughter and I went on the Great Gray Whales of Baja trip in April, and seeing a new part of the world through her eyes was magical. Everything from getting up close and personal with mother and baby...
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Nat Hab Philanthropy: Whale Disentanglement in Mexico

Nat Hab Philanthropy: Whale Disentanglement in Mexico

—By Emily Goodheart
As a part of the Global Whale Response Network, RABEN is internationally recognized for its successful rescues, having come to the aid of many gray whales, fin whales, tropical bottlenose whales and humpbacks...
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Nat Hab Supports Gray Whale Research in Baja

Nat Hab Supports Gray Whale Research in Baja

—By Emily Goodheart
Since in 2019, Nat Hab Philanthropy donates $500 directly to Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program for each group of our travelers that visits the great gray whales of San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California Sur.
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Watch WWF’s Ocean Expert Answer Questions about Gray Whales

Watch WWF’s Ocean Expert Answer Questions about Gray Whales

—By Hannah Wagner
In 2020, Karen Douthwaite, WWF’s Lead Ocean Specialist, joined Nat Hab during their climate change trip series where travelers could learn about the threats to our planet while seeing some of its most...
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In Mexico: A Sanctuary for Gray Whales

In Mexico: A Sanctuary for Gray Whales

—By WWF
One of the largest mammals on earth, gray whales intrigue us not only by their size but with also their actions. They exude peace and gracefulness. The depths of the oceans and lagoons are unknown to us but with trips like Natural Habitat’s: The Great Gray Whales of Baja we get a glimpse of their lives.
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