Three Marine Fish in a Large Ecological Pond

Last week, three graduate students from the Aburto-Oropeza Lab, Leticia Cavole, Alfredo Girón, and Matthew Costa, attended this year’s annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).  The annual ESA conference is a meeting of ecologists all studying ecosystems from across the biosphere.  In contrast, most marine ecologists mainly collaborate and share their result […]

The Return of Gulf Grouper Signifies the Success of Cabo Pulmo to Protect Megafauna

How is the Gulf of California Marine Program, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund Mexico, monitoring the use of marine protected areas (MPAs) by iconic megafauna such as the endangered Gulf Grouper (Mycteroperca jordani)? The answer is by using multiple methods. We are using long-term diver survey, acoustic telemetry, and passive acoustic methods to […]

Mangroves from Above and Below

Today’s rapid pace technological evolution has created exponential growth in the research capabilities of scientists. For example, we’ve seen a tremendous increase over the last few years in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. This past summer, I and others from Gulf of California Marine Program (GCMP) were lucky enough […]

Nadando Con Gigantes: Un día inolvidable para familias de Yelapa, México

¡Las mantas (Manta birostris) han llegado a la bahía! Desde mayo hemos visto una cantidad impresionante de mantas cerca de la costa durante nuestros recorridos de monitoreo, oportunidad perfecta para empezar a llevar familias del poblado costero de Yelapa, Jalisco, a nadar con esta magnífica espécie. Convencer a toda una familia fue más difícil de […]

Swimming With Giants: An unforgettable day for local families Of Yelapa, Mexico.

Giant oceanic mantas (Manta birostris) have arrived in the bay! Since May, we have seen an impressive amount of mantas near the coast during our monitoring activities, providing the perfect opportunity to start taking families from the coastal town of Yelapa, in Jalisco, Mexico, to have their first underwater encounter with this magnificent species. Convincing […]

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