Tuesday October 17 2017

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...
Giant Manta  - Manta birostris -  in the Sea of Cortez
By boat, it was only forty miles from beautiful Isla San Francisco back to La Paz. By late afternoon, the kids and my wife Jan were lounging in the shade of the cockpit watching the city’s...
Alpheus heterochaelis
It's that noise that keeps some folks up at night when sleeping in a boat in the temperate waters of the Sea of Cortez. Some fear them for Fiberglass Termites but marine biologist Bill Martin fills...
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...
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...
Biosferea Bahía de los Angeles
Ready again for another Baja adventure my brother Brian and I and our friend Rick loaded up the truck with sea kayaks, cameras, camping and SCUBA gear and headed south. Our destination was Bahía de...
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....
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...
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...
Whale sharks are the ocean's largest fish and frequent a number of locations in the Sea of Cortez
Whale sharks - the largest fish in the ocean and return every winter to the waters of the Bay of La Paz. Swimming with these gentle giants can be the perfect end to a dive trip or island outing.From...
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