Bahia Almejas

Mar 01, 2020 - National Geographic Venture


What a first day we had here in the Bay of Clams or Bahia Almejas. But clams were not our focus today – this trip is meant to be Among the Great Whales, not Among the Great Clams. So, we ventured out in local outboards called pangas and made our way into the lagoon finding a great number of gray whales involved in a great number of behaviors. In the afternoon we went out for hikes and walks on Isla Santa Margarita, an island the Mexican Navy described to us as being full of nothing but snakes and spiders, but there we found other things of interest, some alive, much of it dead and washed ashore.

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Kayvon Malek

Undersea Specialist

In 2011 Kayvon’s life changed when he took his first breath underwater. After signing up for a SCUBA course on a whim while studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz he soon shifted his major and focus in life. He graduated in 2015 after studying Environmental Studies and Biology, focusing on marine conservation. By that time, he was an AAUS certified Scientific Diver aiding in field research, a NAUI Divemaster, and had begun working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium sharing the wonder of the ocean that captivated him four years prior.

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