This morning National Geographic Venture anchored just outside of Cabo Pulmo National Park, located in the southeastern portion of the cape region at the end of the Baja California Peninsula. The story of Cabo Pulmo is one of conservation success, and tremendously inspiring. It all started when a small group of families who lived there realized that the number of fish that they were catching continue to diminish over time and, in an extremely bold and unprecedented maneuver, decided to stop fishing. With the help of members of the scientific community of La Paz they convinced the Mexican government to declare the area a National Park. They had a hard time at the beginning, trying to make a living doing all kinds of jobs in the neighboring Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo, but they kept their word, did not catch any more fish and made sure than nobody else did. In the meantime, nature kept her course showing that if we let her rest, she can recover. Scientists monitoring the recovery of fish populations shocked the conservation world when they published their results showing that Cabo Pulmo experienced the biggest rebound of fish biomass of any marine reserve in the planet, after a decade and a half of real protection.