Known as the “Aquarium of the World’,” the Sea of Cortez—with slightly warmer waters than the Pacific Ocean—is a sanctuary to many species, some in danger of extinction, and it is also a winter breeding and birth site for humpback whales.
The striking photograph above, entitled “A striped marlin in a high speed hunt in Mexico,” was one of the finalists in the 2021 Best Underwater Photographer competition. Go here to watch a slide show of all the finalists and the winner.
Make sure to keep an eye on your marlin quesadillas while they’re cooking; you don’t want to overcook the cheese, which should ooze gradually into the fish to create a mixed and delicious flavor. You can substitute any type of fish for marlin.