A well-known local tradition since the 1980’s, CEDO holds a natural history talk and exhibits tour every Tuesday and Saturday. This is a perfect opportunity to answer your questions about the local environment. Bring your family to learn about the Gulf of California’s extreme tides, the endangered vaquita porpoise and CEDO’s current projects.
We will visit the tranquil and pristine waters and salt flats, located just 15 minutes east of CEDO, on a leisurely exploration of Morua Estuary. The estuary abounds with wildlife in the sky and on the land. You will have the opportunity to see a diversity of graceful wading birds and spectacular sea birds foraging and flocking over the sand and mud flats.
Estuaries like this one are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet, and you will learn about their formation and critical importance, while becoming an expert on the living things that depend on them. You will also have a chance to meet and learn from members of the local community at Las Mujeres, a sustainable oyster-farming cooperative. Those who love seafood will sample their harvest and have lunch at their shoreline restaurant, where you can sample the world’s best ceviche, along with fresh oysters and other local specialties!
Tour includes: Transportation, Binoculars, Trip insurance, Field Materials, and water.
Famous for its dramatic tidal fluxes, the Northern Gulf of California has some of the best tide pooling in the world. We explore the intimate wonders of the rocky inter-tidal “ecotone,” a transitional world along the shoreline composed of igneous rock and Coquina reef.
Aided by the eyes and tools of experienced naturalists, you will be initiated into a world of invertebrates and plant life that literally hangs on for life in one of the most extreme habitats on Earth. You will learn of their fascinating adaptations and relationships to one another, as well as how lunar cycles affect all life on Earth, including our own.
This truly informative and explorative tour is a whole lot of fun for kids and adults alike. The best part about tidepooling is that you never know what you are going to find! We always go at low tide and provide flashlights for our guests after sunset.
Tour includes: Transportation, Trip insurance, Flashlights, Nets and Containers
Please bring flashlight, dive booties or water shoes, and gloves if you have them