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Aventureros Plastic Study

Aventureros Plastic Study

Aventureros Plastic StudyAventureros Plastic Study In the summer of 2020, our Aventureros began studying the plastics on their beaches. Check out this StoryMap to learn more!

A Day in the Life of a VSI Intern

A Day in the Life of a VSI Intern

A Day in the Life of a VSI InternA Day in the Life of a VSI InternBy Ela Diffenbaugh6:00 am - Wake-Up/Paddle Board I wake up to the sun peaking over Isla Cabeza de Caballo. Though my day does not always start this early, I love the peace and quiet that comes with the...

The Thanksgiving Address

The Thanksgiving Address

The Thanksgiving AddressThe Thanksgiving AddressCompiled by Katie DellThanksgiving can be a beautiful holiday filled with traditions, food, and time spent with loved ones. Thanksgiving can also be a complicated holiday to “celebrate” if we take time to recognize the...

Shark Bait Ooh Ha-Ha

Shark Bait Ooh Ha-Ha

Shark Bait Ooh Ha-HaShark Bait Ooh Ha-HaBy Corie HerbertTo know the magic of Bahía is to experience a sunrise. Whether it is lounging in your cot under Finnigan (the resident fin whale skeleton), on a paddle board, sipping coffee in the station or on the water heading...

A Humble Acknowledgement of Native Lands

A Humble Acknowledgement of Native Lands

A Humble Acknowledgement of Native LandsPhoto by Alex JordanA Humble Acknowledgement of Native LandsCompiled by Katie Dell We recognize that the first Thanksgiving would not have happened without the wisdom and knowledge of native peoples in the Americas. It is in...

Camp Baja

Camp Baja

Camp BajaPhoto by Courtney BaxterCamp BajaBy Tisha TaylorFrom the get go, I could tell the Sea to Stars program was going to be an adventure. The people I met were all so excited to be there. The bus ride down, the AC broke but not a single person complained. Once we...

Shuffling for Whale Sharks in BDLA

Shuffling for Whale Sharks in BDLA

Whale Shark ShuffleShuffling for Whale Sharks in BDLABy Romina Preciado See below for Spanish and ground support info! (traducción al español a continuación) On the 27th of August we completed our Whale Shark Shuffle, “The terrible 5k that became 7.5km”. The day was...

Livin’ La Vida Limbo

Livin’ La Vida Limbo

Livin' La Vida LimboLivin' La Vida LimboBy Gabe Sjoberg Transitions aren’t always easy. Sometimes they’re self instigated, sometimes not. Sometimes ya see them coming from a mile away, and sometimes you don't know 'em til you're in 'em. They come in all shapes, sizes...

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

The Power of CommunityThe Power of CommunityBy Christina Kastely One of the things that I value most about working with the Vermilion Sea Institute (VSI) is getting to be a part of the relationship between the American people in VSI and the Mexican people in the town...

Unbelievawhale!

Unbelievawhale!

Unbelieva-Whale!Unbelievawhale!By Cole Basar What pops in your head when you think of the drive down to VSI? The feelings of excitement for a new adventure? The awkwardness of squeezing into a van with a bunch of whale-shark obsessed strangers? Van snacks? Freddie...

Header photo by Courtney Baxter

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