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Shell Midden on Isla Cerralvo (a.k.a. Isla Jacques Cousteau)

A midden is an archaeological feature created by the dumping of human refuse.

Here, thousands of mollusk shells were discarded by Native Americans on Isla Cerralvo in Baja California, creating a mound that still exists today.

Orchilla Lichen in Bahia Magdalena

19th century naturalists E.W. Nelson and E.A. Goldman investigated the cloth and dye manufacturing industry in Magdalena Bay that was driven by the harvest of the unique Orchilla Lichen. The industry crashed when manufacturers moved over to artificial dyes.