Arid Lands Newsletter--link to home page No. 43, Spring/Summer 1998
Ecotourism in Drylands

Ecotourism and the desert whale: Tourist skiffs in Magdalena Bay

[Note: Picture copyright Serge Dedina.]

With help from the Mexican government, local fishermen both in San Ignacio Lagoon and in Magdalena Bay have brokered agreements that outside companies must hire them to take tourists out in skiffs to watch the whales. Here, a group in Magdalena Bay prepares for their whale-watching excursion.Tourists preparing to get into skiffs for a whale-watching trip

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