Puerto Adolfo López Mateos, BCS

Feb 08, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion

Today, we spend our day visiting one of the breeding grounds of the migratory gray whales, the northern end of Magdalena Bay. This area is known as the estuary of Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos. Mothers use this channel to give birth and inside this protected area, raise their newborn calf. We had the opportunity to watch whales and some of their behaviors. And we had our Fiesta Mexicana Dinner to finish this day.

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Octavio Maravilla


Octavio was born in Mexico City and moved to La Paz at age 19, to study Marine Biology at the Baja California Sur State University. He began his field research on California sea lions, working at Los Islotes, a small rookery close to La Paz City. Later, he expanded his research to all the sea lion colonies in the Gulf of California and over the Pacific coast of the Baja California Peninsula — aside sea lions, he studied three other species of Mexican pinnipeds, harbor seals, elephant seals, and Guadalupe fur seals.

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