Our floating home the National Geographic Sea Bird woke up this morning to a very special sight: the beautiful pastel colors on the Eastern sky casted a gorgeous light over Los Frailes (The Friars), a rocky point that marks the southern boundary of the Cabo Pulmo National Park. The story of Cabo Pulmo is truly a remarkable one. The small commercial fishing community which resided there decided to stop fishing and asked the Mexican government to declare it part of the Mexican network of Natural Protected Areas. The fishermen succeeded and in 1995, the Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve was created, later renamed in 2000 to Cabo Pulmo National Park. They had a hard time surviving without fishing for a few years, but quickly the park began to show encouraging signs of recovery. More than 20 years later, scientists have documented an astonishing recovery of fish and invertebrate population of more than 400%, the biggest rebound of biomass of any marine reserve on the planet! As we moved away from Cabo Pulmo we enjoyed watching the famous green flash as the first rays of the sun showed above the horizon. What a treat!