Dealing with dynamic habitats: recovering temperature data loggers within Baja California mangroves

The Gulf of California (GoC) is a very interesting place to study the effects climate change has on fish because it presents one the world’s most extreme environments in terms of temperature. From February to August, water temperatures here can swing a full 17°C. Despite this radical change in temperature, the GoC is among one […]

Through the Corridor: A Journey through the San Cosme-Punta Coyote Fisheries Refuge Network

In early November 2017 we set sail with Baja Expeditions and our partners from Niparaja aboard the Mechudo Catamaran, heading to the San Cosme-Punta Coyote Corridor in the Gulf of California. In this corridor lies a network of 11 fisheries refuge zones, a management tool aimed at the recovery of fisheries resources. During this six-day […]

El Corredor San Cosme a Punta Coyote: Su pesca y sus manglares

Comenzó noviembre y con él, la expedición al Corredor San Cosme a Punta Coyote. Explorar la región y recopilar material audiovisual que retratará la inigualable belleza de la zona fue solo uno de los objetivos, también se visitó a las comunidades pesqueras con el fin de conocer su perspectiva respecto a los Refugios Pesqueros, aprender […]

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 […]

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