Vaquita: The Most Endangered Porpoise

Vaquita: The Most Endangered Porpoise

On the eastern side of the Baja peninsula in the northern Gulf of California (or Sea of Cortez) exists the most endangered marine mammal in the world. The vaquita marina Phocoena sinus, a type of porpoise, is inadvertently caught in nets intended for fish and shrimp…   read more

Peeling Back the Layers

Peeling Back the Layers

At home, there was usually an orange or two sitting on the dining room table and we’d watch the pattern of mold slowly change from fuzzy white to colorful green.   read more

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

Moving Day for Condor Su’nan

But the most exciting piece of news is that our youngest chick and star of this year’s Condor Cam, Su’nan, has finally fledged! Su’nan left the nest and was able to fly up to the high perches in her pen on October 17 at the age of 172 days.   read more

Drought: Reptiles Don’t Like It, Either!

Drought: Reptiles Don’t Like It, Either!

Last week I saw firsthand how difficult the drought has been on our native snakes. While walking through the coastal sage, I found a large, female red diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber). She was very thin and could barely move.   read more

Catching Rock Iguanas: Easier Said than Done!

Catching Rock Iguanas: Easier Said than Done!

Once we located individuals of interest, we set about stalking them. A number of our team members then attempted to catch iguanas of interest with varying degrees of success. Sometimes the lizards were just too fast and would elude our attempts with ease!   read more