Ensenada Grande

Jan 08, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

The National Geographic Sea Bird anchored last night at Ensenada Grande, one of the most beautiful of all Espiritu Santo Island archipelago’s coves. Today, guests and naturalists explored the fascinating arroyo and bay by hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding along the whole day. The weather conditions were perfect, with a calm sea, light breeze, and moderate sunlight. Many plants of the Sonoran Desert (the most biodiverse in North America), were meet, for the first time, by our guests: cardon, cholla, galloping and organ pipe cacti, plus jojoba, wax plant, fairy duster, agave in flower, and a community of mangroves that thrive at the small tidal lagoon of the island. We all also observed lizards, individuals of an endemic ground squirrel, and birds that constitute part of the land’s wildlife community. Yoga practice, stretches and meditation were also part of the activities. In the afternoon, all guests concluded this busy day with a beach barbecue, bonfire and happiness.    

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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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