Lopez Mateos

Feb 17, 2020 - National Geographic Venture

We dedicated today’s explorations to Magdalena Bay, in pursuit of encounters with gray whales.  Our local panga captains know the waters intimately, and brought us past bird life, sand dunes, mangroves, and some big, exciting, waves, in addition to showing us gray whales.

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Chelsea Leven


Time among frogs and hardwood forests established Chelsea’s love for the outdoors as a child in the snowbelt of northeast Ohio. Impelled by curiosity about the natural world, she signed up for field trips in college, earning a geology degree from Amherst College, and studying marine ecology in New Zealand. Snapshots from ensuing science positions include scuba diving research, paleoclimate studies in Chile’s Atacama Desert, and warming bags of live bats against her belly.

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