Magdalena Bay, Lopez Mateo, Baja California

Feb 17, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

The gray whales in Magdalena Bay were spectacular today: multiple pairs of mothers and calves spotted, several instances of breeching seen, and continuous spy hopping of territorially conscious males. On land we observed a coyote in the dunes and herons and egrets on shore, all hunting for the day’s sustenance.

Now aboard for the night, the buzz of a remarkable day of exploration fills the decks and the common spaces aboard National Geographic Quest. Everyone seems eager to recount their experiences with the person beside them. Such instances mean quite a bit to a naturalist, as it signifies a day well spent.

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Daniel Baldwin


An educator at heart, Dan finds great joy in opening doors for others to explore and connect with the world around them. He has taught marine sciences in the Florida Keys and on Catalina Island, and science and math in international schools in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the South Pacific. 

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