Punta Dispensa, Espiritu Santo Island

Dec 23, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Bird

This wonderful bay at the southwestern end of Espiritu Santo Island was the choice for today’s activities on the land and in the sea. Our guests and Naturalists explored the hills and flat alluvial valley to find part or the amazing biota of the island, some of it endemic. For example, we observed three endemic black jackrabbits running away from us during the hike in the bushy landscape. Some more guests enjoyed the sea by kayaking or snorkeling around the submerged rocky outcrops, and saw dozens of fishes and invertebrates. This day was not only a day of relaxing, but also for exploration and learning, as it is shown by the plants and animals encountered in the different habitats. Yoga, stretches and massages were included as important activities, and wine and good food on the beach, around a bonfire, crowned this day.   

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Adrian Cerda


Adrian studied biology at the national Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1991 the Wildlife Preservation Trust of Jersey, on Britain's Channel Islands, awarded Adrian with a scholarship to its prestigious 16-week training program in Captive Management and Breeding of Endangered Species. This pioneering course of study is responsible for the conservation and rescue of countless species on the verge of disappearance. While there, Adrian also received a six month diploma in endangered species management.

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