A Community Effort to Study and Protect the Least Tern

By Angeles Sánchez, Eleazar López, Paloma Valdivia and Alan Ruiz Berman. The least tern (Sternula antillarum) is a protected species of sea bird in Mexico (NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010) and in the U.S. by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This small, white, fancy-flying bird migrates in April, all the way from South America to the northern Gulf of [...]

Baby Dace All Over the Place!

By CEDO Communications Coordinator Alan Ruiz Berman, CEDO Education Coordinator Paloma Valdivia and fish biologist Dennis Caldwell. The Río Sonoyta is a tributary of the Colorado River system that spans across the border from southern Arizona to northern Sonora, Mexico, historically emptying into the Gulf of California near Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point). Once an important freshwater ecosystem, [...]

Studying Cetaceans in the Peñasco to Lobos Corridor

Recently, CEDO invited Mexican researchers and students to be part of our Puerto Peñasco - Puerto Lobos Corridor Marine Spatial Planning Program, by contributing their collaborative research with local fishermen to identify and describe the spatial and temporal presence of whales and dolphins in this area. At Mexico’s most famous school for marine biology, the [...]

Catching Up With CEDO in 2018

In 2018, CEDO's New Year’s Resolution is to double our efforts and better communicate the exciting and unprecedented work that we are doing in the northern Gulf of California, and beyond, to our friends, followers, and supporters. We are moving fast and leaving wakes, so read on and don't get left behind! The famous [...]

End of 2017 Address

By Peggy J. Turk Boyer. Peggy is the Executive Director at CEDO and the driving force behind all of our programs.    December 15, 2017 Dear friend of CEDO, Angeles Sánchez, one of CEDO's ~25 dedicated staff members, recalls the story of an elder woman from the San Jorge Bay fishing community asking a group [...]

San Jorge Bay Fishermen Become Local Sea Lion Stewards 

The Sea Lion Monitoring Group For the past seven years, a group of artisanal fishermen from the San Jorge Bay region of the northern Gulf of California, have been monitoring and actively promoting the conservation of the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) population on the Island of San Jorge (Bird Island), one of the largest [...]

Community Committee created at Morua Estuary

By Angeles Sanchez and Hiram Peña, Puerto Penasco, October 26, 2015      The Morua Estuary is a wetland of great economic, social and biological importance for the Puerto Peñasco region. Critical biological processes that occur in the esuary include the breeding and nesting of the Least Tern (Sternulla antillarum) as well as the cultivation of [...]

2016-10-13T12:46:59+00:00 December 24th, 2015|Research and Monitoring|

Osprey – (Pandion haliaetus)

Ospreys, carnivorous birds of prey, are superb fishers and indeed eat little else—fish make up some 99 percent of their diet. Because of this appetite, these birds can be found near ponds, rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways around the world. Ospreys hunt by diving to the water's surface from some 30 to 100 feet (9 [...]

2016-10-13T12:47:00+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Research and Monitoring|

Advancing Sustainable Livelihoods for Small-Scale Fishers

Lessons from a Divers' Cooperative in Northern Gulf of California, Mexico This document was published in June, 2014 between the Rare Fisherman's Association and CEDO. It appears you do not have a PDF Viewer installed. You may view the pdf by downloading the file here. 

2017-05-22T15:31:02+00:00 June 22nd, 2014|Research and Monitoring|