Exploring Nature

Experiences and Observations



Swimming Shark-Ray Alley

Nurse sharks clamor around the side of the boat, swimming into and over one another splashing at the surface of the sea.  I feel like I'm looking down into an aquarium.  It's surreal.  We are tying up at Shark-Ray Alley... Continue Reading →

The Demanding Eels of Ambergris Caye

A thick, green moray eel slithers out of his hole underneath a mound of coral.  He knows the routine.  Our snorkeling guide is removing one of his swim fins and, above the surface, placing pieces of fish he'd brought into... Continue Reading →

Under Sea at Mexico Rocks

Four and a half miles north of San Pedro, Belize, off of Ambergris Caye, lies Mexico Rocks, a popular snorkeling site along Belize's famed barrier reef. Mexico Rocks is a protected patch reef that lies halfway between the barrier reef... Continue Reading →

Baja and the Sea of Cortez – Blue Whales and Sea Lions

In February 2015 we went on a week-long National Geographic Lindblad expedition in the Sea of Cortez.  We flew a Lindblad charter from Los Angeles to LaPaz, Mexico arriving in the early evening during Carnivale.  Our group of 55 piled... Continue Reading →

Snorkeling Vieques

The entire island of Vieques is surrounded by shallow reefs and pristine beaches.  The US Navy's use of the island for bombing practice protected 2/3 of the island from people up until about 20 years ago.  The Navy is still... Continue Reading →

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