Bahia Almejas & Santa Margarita Island

Mar 20, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Bird

Our voyage among great whales commenced today with an exploration of the southernmost section of the Magdalena Bay Complex called Bahia Almejas (Clams Bay). National Geographic Sea Bird anchored close to Cresciente Island (Crescent Island) which marks the southern limit of Bahia Almejas. Half of our guests and naturalists got on pangas, multi-purpose fiberglass boats, with local permit holders for the first whale watching activities. We spotted whales breaching, spy-hopping, and performing other types of behavior. The other half of our guests went to explore the shores and arroyos of Margarita Island where they discovered many interesting things. Then the groups switched. It was our first foray into the Sonoran Desert environment, and we captured excellent pictures that spoke of some of those wonders. In the afternoon, our cetacean specialist delighted us with a slideshow on gray whales.

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Adrian Cerda


Adrian studied biology at the national Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1991 the Wildlife Preservation Trust of Jersey, on Britain's Channel Islands, awarded Adrian with a scholarship to its prestigious 16-week training program in Captive Management and Breeding of Endangered Species. This pioneering course of study is responsible for the conservation and rescue of countless species on the verge of disappearance. While there, Adrian also received a six month diploma in endangered species management.

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Dexter Sear

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Dexter grew up in England where a love for exploring the countryside ignited a lifelong passion for discovering natural history and embarking on adventure. As a teenager, two trips to India sparked a fascination with insects and a desire to share a “hidden” macro world was born. He produced a popular insect website and authored a reader digest about cultural entomology.

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