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Mother and Baby Whale Spotted in Acapulco Waters

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 09 February, 2011

(Acapulco, AN 9 February) Yesterday, at Acapulco’s “Playa Angosta” (on the Pacific side), bathers spotted a gray whale and her calf that apparently had become trapped in fishermen’s nets. Elements of the Mexican Navy, the State Civil Protection agency, and Semarnat, the environmental protection agency all hurried to the spot. The cow and calf entered the narrow bay of Playa Angosta at 11:00 am and then swam near La Quebrada and later, towards Roqueta Island, around 2:00 pm. Those spotting the pair near La Quebrada reported seeing the large marine mammals entangled in fishnets. Evidently she and her baby had freed themselves from the nets of their own accord and continued on their way. January and February are the best months for whale watching along Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

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