Wednesday August 23 2017

Mamalaria Cactus
This book is written for the enjoyment of the average person who has an interest in the natural surroundings and almost unique geology and biology of the Baja California Peninsula. It will provide...
Author Geary Ritchie gets his first hand up-close with a 40' gray whale.
She had never seen me before.  I had, however been observing her for some time.  She moved closer bringing the child with her.  No fear. No reluctance.  She urged the child...
The Brown Pelecan, common the the Baja California peninsula
It’s hard to imagine traveling to Baja California without thinking of the Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis.  This ubiquitous seabird inhabits the entire coastline of Baja California and the...
The Blue Whale: Balaenoptera musculus
Blue Whale expert Dr Diane Gendron believes that, what you do in your every day work is the most important thing in life, so find what pleases you the most, and do it well. She says this with a...
The Cortez Club is a certified provider of visits to the whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz
 Licensed providers of tourist services in La Paz engaged in whale shark tours report a dramatic drop in the number of individuals sighted in the  Bay of La Paz, with just a dozen of the...
The great white shark - Carcharodon carcharias, can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico has become the internationally recognized destination for divers seeking unprecedented encounters with Great White sharks /(Carcharodon carcharias.) The 90 square...
Environmental protection agency of Mexico – PROFEPA
PROFEPA, stands for, Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente and is Mexico’s Federal Agency of Environmental Protection. PROFEPA is an administrative office which has no relationship with the...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
Once upon a time, long, long before the first footprint appeared on a beach on the Baja California peninsula, in fact, long before there was a beach upon which a footprint could appear, a cataclysm...
Two of the Garden in the Sea art panels shortly after installation, already with new residents
Underwater art, decorated by nature provides an artificial reef and a way to help rebuild the environment of the Sea of Cortez. A movie has been made about the artist, the project and the...
Critically Endangered Leatherbacks nest on the shores of Todos Santos, but due to low sand temperatures in this region, their eggs will not develop. For this reason, Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C....
A mature Golden Eagles, fledglings have been spotted in the mountains of Baja California Sur
 The Deputy Director of the Biosphere Reserve Sierra de la Laguna in Baja California South,  Victor Anguiano , reported that a rare pair of Golden Eagles has...
One of the friendly Gray Whales of Baja close enough to touch (Ritchie)
Gray whale watching season begins in early December along the Pacific coast of Baja California and ends in early April in the same location. In the weeks in the whales will venture as far south as...
Kayaking the Colorado River Delta
From space the Colorado River Delta is the defining feature of the Baja California Peninsula.  It is a landscape created by a magnificent sea, a powerful river, and an active San Andreas fault: ...
A few of the 131,800 Suntech solar panels at the La Paz Aura 1 Solar facility
Latin American's largest solar photovoltaic energy project is now cranking out the kilowatts in La Paz. The Aura Solar I installation, near the La Paz airport, now generates nearly 62% of La Paz's...
Prtotests against the Vista Gold Mine in the Sierra Laguna on Feb 28, 2012
Vista Gold of Colorado, representing two Canadian mining firms, has applied for exception to the Sierra Laguna Biosphere protection to operate an open pit gold mine. Thousands turned out to...
Organic foods are much more available in Baja today, as health awareness and demand increases
I believe it is possible to building a sustainable lifestyle in Baja and live in an organic paradise. Rather than running around looking for the best pomegranate juice you can find (up to $20 USD for...
Cruisers take time to rescue this unique creature in the Sea of Cortez, a Dwarf Sperm Whale mother and baby. La Paz welcomed some unusual tourists last week. Like many they were headed up the...
Living green in Baja
International Community Foundation Releases Findings on the Greening of U.S. Retirement Destinations in Mexican Coastal Communities The International Community Foundation released the report...
Hatchling sea turtle in those first few desperate hours of life
If one could sit quietly on a Mexican beach long enough, eventually a sea turtle would edge by. Of course, there are beaches where the waiting would be short—minutes or hours—and others where...
Mountaintop Removal in Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
This has been a growing cry from residents of Baja California Sur concerning the creation of Concordia, an open pit mine in the Sierra de la Laguna. Is this opposition justified? There is a...
The Hook at Isla San Francisco in the Sea of Cortez
The Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the Twenty-ninth Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in...
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