Our Environment

Celebrating the Marine Dead

Animals in the sea become part of a cycle when they die just as they would normally do on land.…

Monkeying Around Los Arboles

On a recent flight to Cancun I become acquainted with Italian biologist and animal behavior researcher, Filippo Aureli. Filippo has…

Ready? Set, fly!

Starting in the air, the fastest animal in the animal kingdom is the Peregrin falcon reaching speeds of 389 km/h (242 mph)!…

The Horseshoe Crab

If you have walked on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico (for example, Holbox), you may have seen these…

Ten Interesting Whale Sharks Facts

The wide flat body of the whale shark is dark blue-gray with patterned speckles and a white underbelly with unique…

Choosing a Responsible Whale Shark Tour

Whale shark tours have become increasingly popular here in the Riviera Maya. If you are hoping to see these friendly…

Days of Whale Shark Tour Guide

I first met David Rodríguez Pandilla two years ago, back when his job as a tour guide involved taking clients…

Wildlife is Worth More Alive than in Soup: The Whale Shark Case

The first records of organized tourism with whale sharks are from Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia in the late 80s when…

Protect the Whale Shark

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, yet it does not represent any danger to human beings;…

Conservation and Science: Learning During Summertime

The Riviera Maya is a beautiful place to spend your holidays, but it also has many challenges as the massive…