Laguna Ojo De Liebre, Mexico

October 20, 2013 by  

Laguna Ojo De Liebre, Mexico, Laguna Ojo de Liebre (formerly known as Scammon’s Lagoon It is an important habitat for the reproduction and wintering of the gray whale and harbor seal, as well as other mammals including the California sea lion, northern elephant seal and blue whale. Four species of endangered marine turtles reproduce there. It is an important refuge for waterfowl in the winter.

Encompassing both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major salt plant, Laguna Ojo de Liebre embodies the diverse worlds of natural habitat and industrialization.

Tourism, now closely controlled, was formerly a threat to the gray whales.

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