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Whale Whisperer Don Pachico Mayoral is Gone

Don Pachico Mayoral, the first man to make physical contact and develop friendly relationships with some of the gray whales of Baja, Mexico, is gone.  A stroke took him on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was 72.  I met Don Pachico on the shore of San Ignacio Lagoon a couple of years ago while filming…

Gray Whales Saved Off Baja California

By Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation It’s gray whale migration season on the west coast of North America. Gray whales make one of the longest migrations of any mammal on Earth. Every year they swim over 10,000 miles roundtrip between Mexico’s nursery lagoons and feeding grounds in the Arctic. At this time of…