Lonely Planet Writer

Beached gray whale rescued in Baja California

Beached whales often succumb to dehydration and die before they can be rescued, but one lucky gray whale in Mexico’s Baja California was saved to swim another day by local environmentalists.

A grey whale off the Oregon coast.
A gray whale off the Oregon coast. Image by NAParish / CC BY-SA 2.0

The young whale washed up on the shore of the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, a World Heritage Site on the west side of the peninsula that is an important breeding ground for grays, and was spotted in distress during a routine check of the area by Profepa, Mexico’s environmental protection agency. The team successfully rolled it back into the water. Read more: mexiconewsdaily.com