Less Speed = More Lives: Cindy Returns to Bahía de Banderas
Javier Frías - Quadratín Jalisco
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February 12, 2024
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Since 2002, the enthusiastic group that conducts research on humpback whales in the Banderas Bay region began to record the arrival of a female whale they named "Cindy." She gave birth to her first calf in 2008 and is the ambassador of the campaign "Less Speed = More Lives" of the civil association Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas (ECOBAC), since she survived a collision with a boat in 2011.

Subsequently, Cindy lost two of her calves due to collisions with other vessels. This season she has been observed again in the area and now has a new calf, which "fills us with hope," says Astrid Frisch Jordán, the president of ECOBAC.    "At ECOBAC we are launching a new video to prevent collisions between whales and people. These accidents are very dangerous for people and whales alike. We must remember that in whale season it is important to navigate with caution, slow down the speed of the boat and carry a lookout on the bow."


Cindy, una ballena sobreviviente de una colisión y una historia de esperanza ( Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas A.C.)

He adds that this is important not only for the whales, but also for other marine species such as turtles and manta rays, including other marine mammals.

The video points out that the humpback whale breeding season is currently underway in Mexican waters, during which the females with calves spend a lot of time very close to the surface, which makes them almost invisible to those who sail, and because they are quite close to the coast, they are very exposed to accidents.

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i>Related: Environmental Education, Key to the Conservation of Humpback Whale (University of Guadalajara)

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This material was translated from Spanish using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

  Learn about ECOBAC - Ecology and Conservation of Whales

  Learn about Grupo Ecologico de Puerto Vallarta

  Learn about La Orca de Sayulita

  Learn about Marine Mammal Research Group

  Learn about Deep Blue Conservancy

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