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“Cabo Pulmo: The Power of Community”. In a world plagued by environmental crises, this film reminds us that even the smallest actions can create waves of change.”



Akamai Films takes us on a journey to a modest fishing village, Cabo Pulmo, where the forces of nature and the power of community intertwine. As the story unfolds, we witness the remarkable transformation of this once-depleted marine ecosystem into a thriving underwater paradise.

Through the lens of this tight-knit community, we discover that the tools needed to combat our environmental challenges may be simpler than we think. With their wild instincts and unwavering determination, the people of Cabo Pulmo show us that even in the face of a colossal Goliath, the power of unity and collective action can prevail.

Prepare to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Cabo Pulmo’s coral reefs, teeming with vibrant marine life that has made a remarkable comeback. Feel your heart swell with hope as you witness the resilience of nature and the unwavering spirit of the local community.

But this film is more than just a visual feast. It is a call to action, an invitation for each and every one of us to become agents of change. It is a reminder that we are not powerless in the face of the environmental crisis; in fact, we hold the slingshot and stones of our own potential.

Join us in embracing the message of “Cabo Pulmo: The Power of Community”. Let it inspire you to make a difference in your own life and in the world around you. Together, we can create ripples of change that will reverberate far beyond Cabo Pulmo, transforming our planet one community at a time.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the remarkable power of unity, the resilience of nature, and the extraordinary potential of humanity. It’s time to take a stand, for our environment, for our future, and for the generations yet to come.

Divers enjoy the presence of one of the green sea turtles that visit the area to nest. Once degraded by overfishing, Cabo Pulmo has become the world's most robust marine reserve. The Mexican government declared the area a National Park in 1995, and the local community has been enforcing the park’s regulations that prohibit commercial extractive activities as well as any activity that may alter natural conditions. After 16 years, local people enjoy better life conditions, and the abundance of large top predator fish has also increased. The park is now home to high concentration of fish and is a refuge for migratory species like whale sharks, manta rays, humpback whales, and five of the world’s seven endangered species of sea turtle. Additionally, sightings of black tip reef sharks, tiger sharks, and bull sharks inside the Park have become common. With the world’s oceans crisis, Cabo Pulmo is a refreshing success story of local conservation; more importantly, it is an example that supports the creation of marine reserves as a means to increase economic perspectives for coastal communities worldwide.



During jacks mating, reefs receive many benefits with the new marine life. Thousands of fish coming together during reproduction courtship. In the afternoon, these fish form a massive spawning aggregation around the reefs of the Cabo Pulmo National Park. This no-take marine reserve has allowed the recovery of many species and the historical abundance of predatory fish such as Bigeye travellies.

Crown of thorns (Acanthaster planci) and Coral hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus). Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, Gulf of California, Mexico. The Pixy Hawkfish, also known as the Coral Hawkfish, uses heads of Pocillopora corals as one of its main homes or habitats. They receive benefits from the corals, and they return the favor by defending the corals from their enemies. I saw the hawkfish bite the crown of thorns several times, but unfortunately the attack by the sea star was not stopped.