February 15, 2021

New Whale Species Discovered in Baja Waters (Probably)

The potential discovery of a new whale species has given a weary world a happy reminder that the earth still has joyful mysteries to share, that local boys from small towns can still make huge contributions to science, and that in Baja, right when we need them the most, the whales can still be relied upon to appear to fill us with wonder and inspire us with their 50 million years of sustainably inhabiting the earth.
December 26, 2020

El Pardito: A Fishing Family’s Conservation Transformation

The Cuevas family has lived on El Pardito, a rock in the Sea of Cortez, for 4 generations. This story charts the family's journey from shark hunting to ocean conservation, and some of the stops along the way.
November 22, 2020

A Pericue Named Fabian: The Making of a Todos Santos Rebel

He really was just a good Catholic boy trying to make the padres proud, but suspicion and cruelty transformed him into something they foolishly feared he was all along, the vicious leader of a rebellion.
September 7, 2020

A Pirate, A Priest, A Partera: Three Powerful Characters Who Shaped the Spirit of Todos Santos

A fun walk through the 19th century in Todos Santos with three intriguing characters whose legacies still reverberate in the town today.
April 19, 2020

The Cabalgatas of Baja California Sur: Friendship, Pride and a Parade of Horsemen

Friendship, pride and a revitalization of the great ranchero traditions in Baja California Sur.
February 22, 2020

Griselda Lorena Sotelo Amaya: A Family Saved Through Conservation

Griselda was the first female firefighter comandante in Latin America, and remains the only one in Baja California Sur. Turtles gave her her start.
February 22, 2020

The Last Fishermen of Isla Espiritu Santo

The Puppo Brothers are 81 and 91 years old, and they are the last independent fishermen of Isla Espiritu Santo. This is their story.
August 27, 2019

Baja’s Shark Super Highway

"Dr. Hammerhead" made an amazing discovery. “The sharks were swimming like we would drive a car down the highway, directly from one point to another.”
April 10, 2019

La Ruta de Plata / The Silver Route in Baja California Sur

The Silver Route Museum celebrates the global, multicultural history of El Triunfo and surrounding Baja Sur towns as they rose and fell with the gold and silver mining industries, and outlines a vision for the future of the region as a center for scientific research and ecotourism.
April 9, 2019

The Birth of Baja

Baja and the Gulf of California were born from crashing tectonic plates, erupting volcanoes and the violence of geology. They were created quickly, in the blink of an eye, and not very long ago. Geologically speaking.
July 28, 2018

The Successful Sea Lions of Los Islotes

The sea lions of Los Islotes near La Paz are so successful that two satellite colonies have already sprung up in the area. At a time when sea lion colonies are declining in other parts of the Sea of Cortez, what is making these guys so successful? Check it out!
June 7, 2018

Say No Popote Por Favor!

Eliminate single-use plastics in Todos Santos y Pescadero. That idea doesn't suck!
April 25, 2018

The Lost Plants of Baja

Botanists search for 15“lost” plants, all endemic to the Baja California peninsula, that had been collected between 1841 and 1985, but not seen since. Over 4,400 plant species and a 1,000 mile peninsula to search. What could possibly go right?!
January 14, 2018

The Geography of Hope: Jesuits, Indians and El Camino Real in Baja California Sur

Missionary vs medicine man. Local knowledge vs. global education. El Camino Real and the beginning of the end for the indians of Baja California Sur and the Jesuits who sought to save their souls.
July 5, 2017

The Blue-footed Booby’s Baja Boogie

The Blue-footed Boobies of Baja: May-December romances, liberated females, progressive males, bullies not allowed to flourish over others - check out the Baja lifestyle of our blue-footed friends!
April 27, 2017

Medicine Men and Plant Power in Baja Sur

It's not enough to know the curative properties of our Baja plants, you have to know how to ask the plants for help. Find out how local healers fuse the power of the mind with the power of the plants to achieve emotional and physical health.
February 25, 2017

The Octopus’s Garden

8 arms, 3 hearts, a huge brain and a body that's so suffused with its nervous system that there's no clear brain-body boundary. Imagine the things such a creature could get up to, then read about the amazing reality of the octopus.
November 8, 2016

Cowboy Ambassadors: The Vaqueros of Baja California Sur

As surely as the Statue of Liberty came from France, and the melody of the Star-Spangled Banner came from England, the American Cowboy came from Mexico. Juan Wayne would have been a more apt screen name for the Duke.
June 24, 2016

Lawyers, Guns and Money: Gold Mining and Biodiversity in the Biosphere Reserve

There's a serpent in the Sierras and the botanists know just what to do!
April 19, 2016

Sea Turtles: A Baja Road Trip

Baja's Sea Turtles: Saving the planet one road trip at a time.