July 23, 2001
Series Visits The Bay of Cabo San Lucas
DiscoverAmerica, the award-winning television
series that takes viewers to the most inviting destinations
throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean,
and Europe is proud to team up with "Save Cabo Bay"
to shoot an episode in Cabo Bay, San Lucas, for an
upcoming episode of DiscoverAmerica.
The arch marking the entrance to the
Bay of Cabo represents the very essence of the staggering
beauty and unspoiled waters of the area known as Los
Cabos. Each winter hundreds of gray whales travel
thousands of miles to breed, and then nurture their
young...migrating birds frigates, osprey and the like
watch over the bay, the air is filled with the playful
trumpeting of the sea lion colony...and the deep underwater
canyon just off El Medano Beach in front of the Hotel
Hacienda Beach Resort reflects the region's astounding
bounty. Considered on of the world's singularly unique
ocean habitats, it is home to nearly 1,000 species
of sea life and flora.
It was a discovery by Jacques Cousteau
in 1973 that elevated the Bay of Cabo San Lucas...from
just another beautiful and popular touristy attraction...
to a national treasure. Below the calm surface of
the Bay where the deep canyon meets the shallow shoals,
the ebb and flow of the current has created a natural
sand fall. It was this discovery added to the already
long list of the area's natural wonders that prompted
the government to declare the Bay of Cabo San Lucas
a National Marine Sanctuary.
Pristine Cabo Bay and its beaches, however, are no
longer a given as some local government agencies and
business interests conspire to change the face of
Cabo Bay forever. In 2000, Cabo Bay's sanctuary status
was rescinded, opening the way for the construction
of a massive dock to accommodate 2,000 passenger cruise
ships. At stake: the very survival of Cabo Bay's delicate
ecosystem. Local, residents, business owners and ecology
groups have joined together in opposition to the project.
Groups such as "Save Cabo Bay" are rallying support
from a wide array of opponents. Learn more about the
bay and "saving the bay" on this upcoming episode
The Teaching Learning Network is located
in West Palm Beach, Florida and produces the DiscoverAmerica
series, Trailside: Make Your Own Adventure and the
Bridge To One World series which air on national public
television, independent cable and in network syndication.
For more information, press releases and articles about
the contruction of a Cruise Ship Pier in Cabo San Lucas