Swimming with Whale Sharks in Baja

La Paz is tucked inside a protected, north facing point on the Golfo de California, or Sea of Cortez. This is the ocean that Jacques Cousteau famously referred to as “the world’s aquarium” for its diversity and abundance of sea life. While they live in the open sea, whale sharks feed and give birth seasonally at several costal sites worldwide. These large gatherings near shore are referred to as aggregates. La Paz is one such feeding site, with juvenile whale sharks visiting here from winter to late spring each year.… Read More Swimming with Whale Sharks in Baja

Saving Baby Turtles with Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.

In January I was lucky enough to be back in Todos Santos, and lucky enough that while wasting time scrolling through Facebook (not recommended but sometimes useful) I saw the announcement that Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. was doing a turtle release that very evening. I showed up about 5 minutes before the designated release time… Read More Saving Baby Turtles with Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.