Bahia Almejas

Jan 19, 2020 - National Geographic Venture

It was a gorgeous time with the grey whales at Bahia Almejas and a wonderful way to start our expedition! We loaded into pangas and went exploring the southernmost section of Magdalena Bay. The grey whales swim all the way down from the rich feeding waters of Alaska and use three specific areas in Baja California for breeding. The protected shallow bays create perfect mating grounds and a nursery for young calves and mothers. In the afternoon the ship remained in its morning anchorage as we went ashore to the beach of Isla Santa Margarita.

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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