Good Bye Whales! Happy end of whale season 2022

We successfully finished another whale season, but our work is not done. We continue working on the conservation and research of the humpback whale in Banderas Bay! Take a look on some of our results from the 2022 whale season: FIBB Catalog: We made it to 2,848 whales! In our Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Photo-Identification […]

We are ready to start the new whale watch season 2021-2022!

We are ready to start the new whale watch season 2021-2022! The new whale watch season 2021-2022 has begun, and we are more than prepared to face new challenges and respond to reports of entangled whales in the Mexican Pacific and the Baja California Peninsula. We currently have 15 RABEN teams, and we are proud to say that in […]

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays!

We would like to wish you Happy Holidays! On behalf of the entire ECOBAC team, we thank all of our collaborators, volunteers, donors and supporters for their constant support. Thanks to you we achieved our goals. The Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’d like […]

More and more whales 2021

Advances in humpback whale research! Despite the fact that it is not whale season, the ECOBAC team continues to work on research tasks and activities aimed at humpback whale conservation in Banderas Bay. We have compiled a summary of our accomplishments from last April to date. More and more whales! Every year, we receive over 3,000 […]

25 years working with marine giants!

This season was very special for us, as we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Photo-Identification Catalog (FIBB Catalog). Since its creation in 1996, we have worked hard to quantify and identify nearly 3,000 different whales and build a database of more than 7,000 photographs. This work helps us to determine the abundance, migratory […]

Our WHALE Season 2019-2020 is over

We hope you are all fine and healthy, staying positive in these difficult times, which also allow us to reorganize and tune in for a new and better return. This whale season was a very busy one, with lots of whales and activities.  We hope you enjoy this summary with our most relevant activities. Thanks […]

Every Winter 500 Humpback Whales visit Banderas Bay

Banderas Bay is one of the main congregation areas for Humpback Whales in the Mexican Pacific Ocean, visiting each season 500 individuals. This has led the Bay to be one of the main tourist sites for observation


This whale season is not over yet, but it has been one of the most complicated but at the same time successful seasons for the teams of RABEN, The Whale Disentanglement Network. We have rescued 8 whales nationwide and at the time of writing this newsletter, our RABEN Manzanillo team is in action looking for […]

Rescuing Whales, Dec 2019

Did you know that rescuing a Whale can cost around 500 dollars? Humpback Whale Season just started this December but also the work of the National Network of Assistance to Entangled Whales, RABEN. So far this season there have been 3 successful rescue events: 1) December 14th: RABEN team Los Cabos released a juvenile humpback […]

When whale rescues become viral for the wrong reasons

It is increasingly common to find videos on social networks of members of the public who disentangle whales and other marine life. These videos have all the elements of an amazing story: danger, courage and, hopefully, success. However, in the Whale Disentanglement Network (RABEN, by its initials in Spanish), we never share these videos, and […]