Take a photographic journey through Mexican waters. 

Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos

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Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos features the awe-inspiring photography and fascinating research of Octavio Aburto, assistant professor of marine ecology at the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

The exhibit takes visitors on an intimate photographic journey to four unique biodiversity hot spots in Mexican waters and offers stunning views of the marine life that thrives in these protected areas. His photographs, and the corresponding conservation stories, capture "the art of science" and seek to inspire ocean stewardship.

Mexican Seas | Mares Mexicanos was generously funded by Rick and Patty Elkus so that all may be inspired to be good ocean stewards and protect wild places.

More about Octavio Aburto

Find out more about Octavio Aburto's photography here.

Read Octavio's CMBC profile here.

Watch Octavio Aburto's Profiles in Diversity video here.


More about CMBC

Learn more about the Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation here.

Relevant Research

Mangroves in the Gulf of California Increase Fishery Yields, 2008.

Large Recovery of Fish Biomass in a No-Take Marine Reserve, 2011.

Additional publications by Octavio Aburto can be found here.

Watch a video explaining Biosphere Reserves here.

The Gulf of California Marine Program

Learn more about the Gulf of California Marine Program here.

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