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Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
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Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Mexico
Best of: Reserve, Wildlife
Located in the central part of the peninsula of Baja California, the sanctuary contains some exceptionally interesting ecosystems. The coastal lagoons of Ojo de Liebre and San Ignacio are important reproduction and wintering sites for the grey whale, harbour seal, California sea lion, northern elephant-seal and blue whale. The lagoons are also home to four species of the endangered marine turtle.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.