Baja California

Feb 19, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

We awoke near Puerto Lopez Mateos, a fishing village near Boca del Soleda at the mouth of the mangrove-lined estuary. Wind pushed up a large swell but that didn’t stop most of the guests in this hardy group. Once out exploring, we had numerous gray whale sightings—including a cow and newborn calf.

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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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