Títeres near Boca de Soledad, Magdalena Bay

Mar 15, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

The day we’ve been waiting for was finally here. There was a stiff breeze in the morning, but it calmed by afternoon and became quite pleasant. The surrounding waterways, which stretched more than 30 miles on each side of our anchorage, are the perfect place for gray whale calves to be born and acclimatize to wind and waves before swimming north to feeding grounds. All of our guests had two outings today to explore and look for mothers and calves. Those not in boats wandered in the dunes and some made it all the way to the Pacific.

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Pete Pederson

Pete Pederson


Pete Pederson has always been attracted to the out-of-doors and is fascinated by the diversity of life and how natural systems function. He studied zoology and completed his Master of Science degree in wildlife management at Humboldt State University in northern California. As a graduate student, through a U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant, he researched the feeding ecology of northern pintails and mallards, a project that combined his interests in ornithology and invertebrate zoology. Although drawn to many aspects of nature, Pete especially enjoys helping others understand more about marine mammals, birds, and geology. He is guided by a passion for these subjects and by the joy he gets from sharing them with people.

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