Los títeres and El barril

Mar 01, 2020 - National Geographic Sea Lion


During the night Captain David Sinclair and officers, repositioned National Geographic Sea Lion to the inner part of the canal at Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos, a place locally known as Los Titeres (“the puppets”), where we could have the opportunity to observe more mothers and calves. We went out early in the morning in two groups, and we had good experiences with some of the whales in the area. For the afternoon, we finished our activities doing kayaks and Zodiac tours at El Barril, another lagoon surrounded by mangroves, inside the Bay of Magdalena where these migratory gray whales thrive.

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Octavio Maravilla

Naturalist

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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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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