National Geographic : 2017 Sep
StewardS of the Sea 69 Ocean life figures prominently in Baja history. Pre-Hispanic cultures painted rays, sharks, dolphins, tuna, and seals in the remote canyons of the Sierra de San Francisco mountain range (left). Today these animals play an important role in tourism in places like Mexico’s Archipiélago de Revillagigedo Biosphere Reserve, in the Pacific Ocean about 240 miles south- west of Baja’s southern tip. Divers there see sights like a manta ray being cleaned by Clarion angelfish (above).