2019 Gray whale abundance in Laguna San Ignacio and BahÃa Magdalena Baja California Sur, MÃ©xico
UrbÃ¡n R, J., Swartz, S.L., MartÃnez A, S., Viloria G, L. and RonzÃ³n-Contreras, F.
The winter gray whale occupation of Laguna San Ignacio (LSI) and BahÃa Magdalena (BM) in 2019 was characterized by: delayed arrival of the whales to the lagoon; low numbers of calvesof-the-year; an increased percentage (26.3%) of "skinny" adult whales; and cooler than average water temperatures compared to the previous seven winters. Decreasing prey resources on the summer feeding grounds are possible contributors to the delayed migration, low calf counts, and
"poor" body condition.