At Sea and Isla San José, Baja California

Mar 28, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


At first light we were at Puerto Escondido for a technical stop where we enjoyed the morning light playing across the Sierra de la Giganta, that rose over 6000 feet above us. These mountains were made from over 12 million years of explosive eruptions that deposited searing volcanic ash, violent flows of red hot debris, and landslides of chaos. Now this area is dotted with a few serene villages, a productive sea, and a place for us to hike, kayak, and enjoy our surroundings.

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Pete Pederson

Naturalist

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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