The mission of “twoMproject” is, in few words, to never stop questioning.
As part of the “Environmental Planning and Conservation Program” of the Centro de Investigación Biológica del Noroeste (CIBNOR), supervised by Dr. Javier Caraveo Patiño, the “twoMproject” is currently based in La Paz, Baja California Sur, México.
The coast of Baja California is rich in lagoons declared natural protected areas. Here, different species of cetaceans can be found during the reproduction stage of their life.
The research effort of “twoMproject” is directed to understand which drivers link the presence of whales and dolphins to such peculiar environments by means of a physiological and numerical ecology approach.
All cetaceans play an important key role in the ecosystems, acting at the top of the marine food webs.
The identification of all the possible variables that affect their presence, distribution and habitat use will allow to elaborate more precise and efficient conservation measurements, that will benefit the whole environment.
Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Bahía Magdalena and La Ensenada de La Paz represent the perfect study area for our first control study. They are, in fact, used by two of the most well-known cetacean species: the gray whale and the bottlenose dolphin.