Whale Watch Cabo is excited to announce our latest partnership in our research and conservation efforts of behalf of the whales we are so privileged to encounter here in Cabo San Lucas – meet Happywhale!
Whale Watch Cabo was founded as the first dedicated whale watching company in Cabo San Lucas in 2011 with the mission to provide fun, safe, educational and non-invasive whale watching tours while supporting whale conservation initiatives such as the Cabo San Lucas Humpback Whale Photo ID Project. This is the first project of its kind here in Cabo San Lucas, one that has been supported by 5 years of dedicated staff capturing images of the Humpback whale tails on our tours.
How does it work? Humpback whales have unique tails! With a high quality image of the underside of a Humpback whales tail we can differentiate one whale from each other. The tails are unique in the appearance of their; coloration, trailing edge and markings/scars. While our staff of Biologists, Oceanographers and Whale Naturalists take photos of all the amazing marine wildlife we encounter on our tours – these photos allow us to create a database of individual Humpback whales. This gives insights into Humpback whale characteristics such as; migration patterns, population and more!
As we enter our 6th season offering Cabo San Lucas whale watching tours we are very excited to announce our partnership with HappyWhale. Who is Happywhale? Their goal is: “Happywhale engages citizen scientists to identify individual marine mammals, for fun and for science.” Happywhale is an online whale photo ID catalog open to the public as a way to get to know more about the whales and turn whale watching enthusiasts into citizen scientists. We are thrilled to be able to participate and support this open forum for advancing whale information sharing. We hope that many of our guests will join Happywhale and support their efforts.
Our Guide Lisa is leading our efforts in our Humpback Whale Photo ID Catalog and collaboration with Happywhale. We wish to extend our sincere thanks for all the hard work Lisa does on behalf of Whale Watch Cabo and the whales here in Cabo San Lucas.
To all of our guests and staff who have spent their time and efforts to support our whale watching tours, conservation and research projects over the years we wish to share with you this latest success! Thank you for your support! We are still encountering new and unknown Humpback Whales here in Cabo San Lucas on our tours, ever expanding the one and only Cabo San Lucas Humpback Whale Photo ID catalog while supporting other whale conservation programs like Happywhale! We hope to see you all again soon.
Happy New Year from all of us at Whale Watch Cabo.