1. El Oro de Cortes

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    from Vince Radice Added 251 0 0

    Documetary that exposes illegal dorado fishing in the Sea of Cortes and how that illegally harvested fish is shipped to the United States of America.

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    • Death of a River - The Colorado River Delta

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      from Blue Legacy International Added

      In August 2010, Alexandra Cousteau's Expedition Blue Planet crossed over the Arizona/Mexican border to follow the Colorado's dry riverbed to its historic mouth in the Upper Gulf of California where its nutrient-rich waters no longer reach the sea. This short film tracks the ghost of a mighty river that used to run free over this land half a century ago. The stately Colorado, that same iconic river of history that carved out the Grand Canyon and made the deserts bloom in the American southwest now ends in hypersaline mudflat rather than a punctuation mark of aquatic biodiversity. The Colorado's once-lush estuary is no longer a nursery for marine life. The people whose lives were intertwined with the river's wealth in its flood plain are now culturally bereft. Alexandra Cousteau experiences something she always knew in the abstract: rivers must reach the sea or else we are all impoverished.

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      • Mar de Cortés: Una experiencia nocturna bajo la tranquilidad de sus aguas

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        from Yoel Leon Goldchain Goldin Added 181 0 0

        Un acercamiento a la vida de las criaturas nocturnas que habitan las aguas del Mar de Cortés. Cuando se piensa en bucear en esta parte del mundo generalmente lo primero viene a la mente son las grandes ballenas, tiburones, y mantas. Sin embargo, el Mar de Cortés ofrece mucho más que solo eso. Existe una inmensa diversidad de curiosas criaturas que generalmente están ocultas durante el día, o que simplemente hay que acercarse lo suficiente para alcanzar a percibir su naturaleza. Este video es simplemente una compilación de tomas durante una sola inmersión, pero pretende mostrar un lado distinto del buceo en las aguas del Mar de Cortés.

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        • Gulf of California Fishermen: What About Sustainability?

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          from La Ballena Films Added 49 0 0

          Proyect made for "Community-Based Marine Conservation" field class, Duke University.

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          • Hundreds of Pelicans "fall" from the sky: Ride of the Valkyrie Pelicans

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            from Rick Ernst Added 92 2 0

            Hundreds of pelicans "fall" from the sky in Loreto, Mexico ... on purpose. On Dec 19, 2010, the pelicans of Loreto put on an amazing show in the local marina ... dive bombing for fish. This went on for hours and goes on every day in beautiful Loreto, Mexico. Each pelican dive is "original" - no repeats in the clip. The video was filmed over the course of 1 hr but it condensed into this 5 min piece.

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            • Putting the Future of Fishing in Local Hands

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              from Rare Added 90 0 0

              Manuel Palacios, a fisherman in Loreto Bay, Mexico, talks about the importance of keeping his natural resource, the sea, healthy for future generations. Loreto Bay National Park, Mexico, is part of what Jacques Cousteau called the "world's aquarium"—the Sea of Cortez, which yields 70 percent of Mexico's seafood. Sustainable management of the fishery is critically important for biodiversity, food production and the economy. But fishermen here, who often struggle to make a living, traditionally have been excluded from the dialogue and decisions around what sustainable fishing actually looks like. Through a Rare Pride campaign in Loreto Bay, fishermen like Manuel and their families are now actively defining sustainability and making it the norm where it matters most: at the community level.

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              • The Desert Sea at Biosphere 2: Transforming the Ocean

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                from b2science Added 4,763 4 0

                Originally designed as a coral reef, the nearly 700,000 gallon tank at Biosphere 2 will be transformed into an analogue of the Gulf of California. The Sonoran Desert and Gulf are inextricably linked and our researchers want to illustrate these connections by remaking the ocean into a new sea. With the help of experts in the United States and Mexico, we hope to transform the ocean, but we need your help.

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                • The Gulf of California. A Realm of Encounters

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                  from Jaime Rojo Added 228 9 1

                  A video by Jaime Rojo and Patricio Robles Gil, with support from the National Commission of Protected Areas of Mexico

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                  • Baja California Sur

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                    from Charly Guillo Added 165 2 0

                    GoPro video of the our first day in South California. Quick view of La Paz and Espiritu Santo Island... Then we met and swam with sea-lions in the water of the Island! A phoquing day!

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                    • A Desert Isle

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                      from Ben Wilder Added 201 1 0

                      In April 2013 a botanical research expedition was made to one of the desert islands in the Gulf of California, Mexico. These remote and remarkably rugged islands together form the world's best preserved desert archipelago. Hopefully this video will provide a sense of the thrill of adventure and discovery in the pursuit of knowledge to aid conservation of this magnificent region. Music: Quantic, Time is the Enemy > Emancipator, Old Devil > Calexico, Hush. All footage taken with a GoPro Hero3 Black by Wilder. Thank you to Pedro Ezcurra for editing. For more information on the plants of these islands see the new book Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago, http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2333.htm, and the great website www.bajaflora.org

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