Lopez Mateos & Boca de Soledad

Feb 03, 2020 - National Geographic Venture


Arriving at Lopez Mateo, a birthing lagoon in Magdalena Bay, we went into pangas and headed out in search of gray whales.  We were treated to some really great sights, including a gray whale calve and mother! With a bit of wind in the air there were many birds out on the water including magnificent frigates, brown pelicans, double-crested cormorants, great blue herons and even egrets. Later, after two rounds of whales watching, we had lunch at a local Mexican restaurant and enjoyed all that Magdalena Bay has to offer.

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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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