Magdalena Bay & Canal la Soledad

Feb 28, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Late in the morning, we left the open Pacific and entered the sheltered water of Magdalena Bay where we spotted the first gray whales of the trip. After traveling north and anchoring near the town of Puerto Lopez Matéos, we landed on the dunes of Isla Magdalena to enjoy a sunset walk.

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Gretchen Pederson

Naturalist

Gretchen became intrigued by plants, animals, and the out-of-doors at an early age while growing up in the San Francisco Bay area. Tolerant and encouraging parents permitted almost any pet imaginable, which provided excellent opportunities for her to observe animal behavior. Later, at the University of California, Davis, she focused her studies on zoology before completing a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology at Humboldt State University. As a graduate student, through a U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant, she researched the feeding ecology of mallards and northern pintails, a project that combined her interests in ornithology, botany, and invertebrate zoology - all lifelong passions that she still pursues today.

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