February 25, 2017
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The Octopus’s Garden

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November 8, 2016
Don Jose y La Pancha. Painting by Carlos Cesar Diaz Castro

Cowboy Ambassadors: The Vaqueros of Baja California Sur

by Bryan Jáuregui, Todos Santos Eco Adventures This article was originally published in Janice Kinne’s Journal del Pacifico The American Cowboy is the quintessential symbol of […]
June 24, 2016
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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
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Sea Turtles: A Baja Road Trip

Baja's Sea Turtles: Saving the planet one road trip at a time.
February 4, 2016
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The Star of the Sea of Cortez: Estrella Navarro Holm

At about 30 meters the free fall starts. It’s as if the wet suit and my skin fall away, and the water in my body merges with the water of the ocean. Each molecule of water feels very intense. It’s like flying, but in slow motion. The free fall is the most beautiful, spiritual experience – it’s what makes people free diving junkies.
October 28, 2015
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Mangroves: Coastal Problem Solvers

by Bryan Jauregui, Todos Santos Eco Adventures This article first appeared in Janice Kinne’s Journal del Pacifico There are four mangrove species that dominate in Baja […]
October 28, 2015
Mangrove Circle of Life. Collage by Tori Sepulveda and her students Monica Devine, Carol Bailey, Susan Willison, Joanna Spinoza, Christine Douglas and William Dubroraw.

Mangroves: The Trees of Life

Let’s face it, being at the top of the food chain matters not if there’s nothing underneath.
July 24, 2015
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The Festivals of Todos Santos: 2016

Check out our annotated list of the great festivals happening in the Pueblo Magico of Todos Santos in 2016!
June 9, 2015
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Battle of the Baja Bats

One bat pollinator has co-evolved with the cardón cactus for millennia, the other just happened upon a nice sweetie after gorging in scorpions. Which bat will ensure the cardón's survival? Check out the research of bat ecologist Dr. Winifred Frick and her colleagues, then you decide who will win the Battle of the Baja Bats!
April 16, 2015
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Saving Espiritu Santo

The gift that keeps on giving. The story of how Tim Means and his coalition saved Isla Espiritu Santo from development, so that its wild, pristine beauty will be accessible for all generations to come.
February 28, 2015
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Greenhouse Greats

by Bryan Jáuregui, Todos Santos Eco Adventures When you arrive at Areli Sarah Castillo’s house in Pescadero on a late summer afternoon, the look and feel […]
December 21, 2014

Wooing a Whale: Humpback Crooners in Baja

Whale song and sin - how humpback males get the girl.
November 12, 2014
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Forces of Nature: Hurricane Odile in Todos Santos and Pescadero

When the fireman tossed the first baby to her at about 1:00 AM, Karina was dizzy with fear that she would drop the little girl. She didn’t. By the time the fireman tossed the third baby to her she was confident in her skill, had an assembly line set up with hand offs to Lorena and Julio, and had the whole situation managed so brilliantly that by 10:00 AM 150 people who had lost all or part of their homes in the fury of Hurricane Odile were safe, dry and having breakfast in the Casa del Estudiante del Todos Santos.
September 28, 2014
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Pizza and Burgers: An Insider’s Guide to the Restaurants of Todos Santos

Todos Santos is back from Hurricane Odile and serving up tons of great food as usual! We're pleased to present the 4th installment of our Restaurants of Todos Santos Series: Pizzas and Burgers. Even though this posting is not quite as complete with photos and information as we would like, it shows the great options available for those keen to return to Todos Santos!
September 1, 2014
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The Festivals of Todos Santos: 2015

The great Todos Santos festival tradition will continue in 2015, with celebrations of music, film, food, wine, nature, and art filling the entire calendar year. Please check out this list of wonderful events and start making your plans to come to Todos Santos!
June 3, 2014
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The Heart of the Matter: Ranchero Culture in Baja California Sur

By Bryan Jáuregui, Todos Santos Eco Adventures This article first appeared in Janice Kinne’s Journal del Pacfico. It takes a fair degree of faith in the goodness […]
April 8, 2014
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SmartFish

Fishermen at Magdalena Bay sell some of their fish for between 5 and 8 pesos per kilo. By comparison, dirty plastic bottles fetch 9 or 10 pesos per kilo. This means that these fishermen are literally selling their fish for less than garbage, and to break even at that rate they need to catch and sell 800 kilos per day. To make money they need to do 1,000 kilos per day, and there is no way for a small boat to maintain quality at those volumes. This is the reverse alchemy that plagues Baja fishermen: they catch something that could be worth gold, but they’re selling it for less than garbage.”
February 12, 2014

Manta Rays: The Ocean’s Kings of Charisma

A big-brained charismatic shark cousin? That's just the beginning of the Manta story!
December 12, 2013

The Non-Human Persons of Baja: Our Souls in the Sea

In other words, many nations have fixed it such that corporate persons cannot hold captive non-human persons for the pleasure of human persons. It’s a concept any dolphin brain can grasp!
October 24, 2013

Water Pressure in Baja California Sur

La Paz is running out of water so it’s building an aqueduct to pump it in from El Carrizal. Los Cabos is running out of water so it’s contracting with a private desalination plant to boost supply. El Triunfo has water but residents refuse to drink it; it’s still contaminated by the arsenic released by mining operations at the turn of the last century. Baja California Sur is not only Mexico’s driest state*, but the country’s second fastest growing state by population. These two trends seem to be barreling towards a head-on collision that could take an enormous environmental, economic and public health toll on the state. Whether or not that collision takes place in the future depends largely on the actions we residents take today.