Isla Magdalena and At Sea

Mar 21, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Yesterday we Left San Ignacio Lagoon behind. On our long way south to San Jose del Cabo, we stopped to spend the morning in Bahia Magdalena. We went ashore in a place called Manowar Cove, not too far from Point Belcher. The water’s surface in the lagoon was flat, and the conditions were calm and beautiful. An occasional sea lion, dolphin, eared grebe or pelican would break the water’s surface every now and then.

The dive team went out to explore at the bay underwater. We rarely get the opportunity to dive here, so we chose a place by just looking at the depth on the navigation charts. Other than the depth, we had no idea what we could find under the surface. As we descended, the water was green, and it became increasingly dark. At about fifty-five feet, we reached the sandy bottom, which was covered in algae. These are some of the creatures we found today.  We could share the video with everyone, and invite them for a moment into the depths of Bahia Magdalena.

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Alberto Montaudon

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests.

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