Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez

ed hundreds of squid and have never been bitten. Eventually, they come around and learn to appreciate the animal as an intelligent creature with remarkable attributes."

Our fear and fascination with giant sea creatures is nothing new, of course. As Steinbeck and Ricketts observed 63 years ago in the Sea of Cortez: "Men really need sea monsters in their personal oceans."

Gilly, Baxter and their colleagues also hope to visit Baja's Viscaino Bay - one of only two sustainable lobster fishing communities in the world - where they plan to meet with Fiorenza Micheli, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Hopkins, who has been collaborating with local leaders and conservationists involved in protecting the lobster fishery.

''I also look forward to working with Nancy [Burnett] to get some good photographic images we can use for an illustrated field guide of the fauna of the region - specifically along the west coast of southern Baja,'' Baxter adds. ''Not much has been done there, but it's become very popular with people who make car trips down the Baja Peninsula.''

Ricketts and Steinbeck were keenly aware that tourism posed a serious threat to the traditional way of life in the Sea of Cortez. Cabo San Lucas, now a major coastal resort, was barely a town when they arrived there on March 17, 1940. Further up the coast in La Paz, a luxury hotel was under construction, which led the authors to make this ominous prediction: ''Probably the airplanes will bring week-enders from Los Angeles before long, and the beautiful poor bedraggled old town will bloom with a Floridian ugliness.''

"Trying to remember the Gulf is like trying to re-create a dream. This is by no means a sentimental thing, it has little to do with beauty or even conscious liking. But the Gulf does draw one. ... We know we must go back if we live, and we don't know why."--FROM "SEA OF CORTEZ"

For some members of the 2004

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Related biology news :

1. Expeditions find no evidence of ivory-billed woodpecker
2. Expedition to explore remarkable deep-sea mountain
3. New science investigations, a fresh team ready for Expedition Three on International Space Station
4. From July 21-Aug. 20, Smith College and collaborators to retrace historic Harriman Expedition to Alaska
5. Intriguing archaeological sites, isolated lake targets of Kuril Expedition
6. An Expedition Of Genetic Proportions Leads Duke Researcher To A New Culprit In Lung Cancer Metastasis
7. Discovery Channel Returns From Underwater Scientific Expedition Off The Coast Of Cuba
8. Juliet Evades Primate Center Expedition
9. Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find Juliet
10. Media advisory: Sea of Cortez expedition to launch March 26

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/25/2019)... ... August 23, 2019 , ... BioInformatics, part of Science ... Experts-on-Demand. The service helps connect companies with a network of thousands of life ... technology, and medicine is moving faster than ever, and we have built a ...
(Date:8/21/2019)... ... August 21, 2019 , ... AbSci, a revolutionary ... and low-cost biomanufacturing of complex protein therapeutics, today announced the appointment of Fred ... Advisory Board, Dr. Larimore brings more than 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical ...
(Date:8/21/2019)... Va. (PRWEB) , ... August 20, 2019 , ... ... customer experience for the second time since BioInformatics first fielded the survey in ... 2019: Life Science Customer Experience , from BioInformatics, part of Science and Medicine ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/19/2019)... ... July 18, 2019 , ... ... investment to enlarge their current piezo motion facilities in Lederhose, Germany, increasing their ... for multilayer piezo ceramic assembly production in addition to general office space, a ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 16, 2019 , ... ... agreement for the development and manufacturing of Zolgensma® (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xioi), an AveXis ... AveXis, a Novartis company, will have dedicated manufacturing space at the new, ...
(Date:7/9/2019)... ... July 08, 2019 , ... Today, at the BIO World ... Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the winners of the Consider Corn Challenge II. ... process using field corn to produce biobased materials. , “Corn is a sustainable, ...
(Date:6/26/2019)... ... 26, 2019 , ... Alice Branton today released research results from preclinical trials ... Gluconate, which can prove to be beneficial for treating Hypomagnesemia. , The preclinical trial ... in crystallite size , Over 142% increase in particle size , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: