It began with a ripple. In the past week, many have spouted off accounts of whale sightings just off the shores of Puerto Peñasco. Sonoran Resort blogger Joe Houchin recently reported on the amazing display of whale-ry near the sands of Sandy Beach, “…not for just a fleeting moment, not just a glimpse on a Sunday afternoon, but all afternoon Sunday and all afternoon Monday (Jan. 27th & 28th), spouts of sea water shot 30 feet into the air announcing the presence of either a blue whale, the largest mammal on the planet or the fin whale, second largest mammal.”
Another amazing story comes from local resident Mark Olszewski (Just add Saltwater) who exclaimed after a whale adventure on Feb. 1st, “…17 years of going out to sea looking for whales and this is the first time I saw a 40 foot whale coming completely out of the water…!!”
What Mark had seen was captured by Gillie Panasewicz who was on the 38-foot Gato Loco catamaran nearby. On Feb. 2nd, Panasewicz’s photos hit the air and Facebook, then went viral after being featured in a news report on Fox Phoenix KSAZ Whale Encounter Captured on Camera and featured on AZCentral
Gracias, Gillie, for your amazing photos – more of which we’re told can be found on Facebook at Rocky Point Mexico Fishing
So grab a boat and a camera, and head to the sea! Puerto Peñasco is making a splash this February for sure!