Mexico

With over 200,000 different species, Mexico is home of over tenth of the entire world’s biodiversity. Want to discover the country’s creatures like you’ve never seen them before? Well, read on for the latest from our in the field teams.

Gallery

  • Dolphins swimming

    Named for their short, stubby beak, bottlenose dolphins are social animals - travelling in pods of 10 to 30.

  • Giant pacific manta ray

    The Pacific Manta is the largest species of ray, with a wingspan of up to 30 feet – the width of a tennis court.

  • Pacific manta ray

    Weighing as much as two tons, a lone manta can eat more than 200 kilograms of plankton in a single week.

  • octopus

    The common octopus is a master of disguise - one of the few creatures on earth able to alter its appearance in a heartbeat.

  • Roca Partida
  • School of jacks

    The jacks here at Socorro Island swim in schools to protect themselves from predators.

  • Jack fish school

    Food in the ocean is not always easy to find. The more eyes on the lookout, the greater the chances of discovering a meal.

  • Socorro Island
  • whale shark

    The whale shark is the largest of all fish.

  • whale shark

    Whale sharks are filter feeders: vacuuming vast amounts of plankton, fish and plants into a gaping mouth so wide a sports car could fit inside.

  • Whitetip reef sharks

    Whitetip reef sharks will remain still for much of the day, before jumping into action at night -scouring the darkened reefs for small fish, eels and crabs.

  • Whitetip reef sharks at rest

    Unlike other requiem sharks, which must swim constantly to force oxygenated water over their gills, whitetip reef sharks are able to breathe while stationary by using muscles around their mouths to pull in water that then flows over their gills.