Video 1: March 26 - Cortez expedition embarks from Monterey

Editing and videography: Mark Shwartz
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After nearly two years of planning, the Sea of Cortez Expedition and Education Project finally sets sail from Monterey, Calif., on March 26 at 4:15 p.m. The 72-foot-long vessel, Gus D, began a two-month journey to Baja California and back. On board are a writer, photographer and two marine scientists from Stanford University. Their goal is to retrace the legendary 1940 voyage of author John Steinbeck and biologist Edward "Doc" Ricketts.