San Basilio, Mexico

An M2 system here will monitor vessel traffic in the bay adjacent to the property and assist in conservation efforts to ensure the protection and conservation of the marine ecosystem. San Basilio is located in the central ecoregion of the Gulf of California, a transitional area where the constant influence of high productivity driven by colder waters meets warm oligotrophic waters. These very particular oceanographic conditions make San Basilio an important area for interconnectivity of biological life. Currently, tourism is putting considerable pressure on the coastal habitats near San Basilio, and overfishing, through both industrial harvest and unsustainable take of top predators (e.g., sharks and groupers), is adversely affecting the marine ecosystems. The installation of the M2 system will help monitor this area and support local efforts to improve conservation and sustainable fishing efforts within the region. 

Donation Opportunities

After clicking the donate button, please select 'Anthropocene Inst 2105' from the designation drop down list on the Tides Foundation donation page. In the 'I want my donation to be dedicated' box, enter 'M2' and the deployment location you would like to support. For other donation options, please review this form or email