Los Títeres

Mar 10, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

We repositioned the ship from Boca de la Soledad to Los Títeres, the southern end of the Adolfo Lopez Mateos area for whale watching along the huge Magdalena Bay.

A wonderful sunrise announced an excellent second day. We had the opportunity to do two types of visits—one to the dunes on Magdalena Island; the other to the nursery area of this channel, to look for gray whales, specifically the mothers and calves. The whales prefer this interior part of the channel for their newborns’ first weeks of life. The mothers teach their calves to swim for the long, upcoming journey to their feeding areas—a trip of more than 6,000 nautical miles to the Bering and Chukchi seas. After we enjoyed the views of whales along the channel, we headed back to the ship to continue enjoying the rest of the afternoon. Coyotes de Magdalena, singers from the town of Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos, visited our ship and we had a Mexican fiesta on board.

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Octavio Maravilla


Octavio was born in Mexico City and moved to La Paz at age 19, to study Marine Biology at the Baja California Sur State University. He began his field research on California sea lions, working at Los Islotes, a small rookery close to La Paz City. Later, he expanded his research to all the sea lion colonies in the Gulf of California and over the Pacific coast of the Baja California Peninsula — aside sea lions, he studied three other species of Mexican pinnipeds, harbor seals, elephant seals, and Guadalupe fur seals.

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