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Baja Project on Uncertain Road

A green sea turtle surfaces for air in a tank at the Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Station in Bahia de los Angeles, a prime feeding and nursery ground for the endangered animals. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
A boojum tree, center, in the Valley of the Boojums in Baja California. The trees stand in the path of a proposed new road to be built for yachts that want a shortcut across the Baja Peninsula. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
Construction is underway on the new marina in the tiny Pacific Coast fishing village of Santa Rosalillita, the first of two dozen new or upgraded marinas planned around Baja California. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
Serge Dedina of the conservation group WildCoast stands at the edge of the road in the middle of the Valley of the Boojums. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
Guillermo “Memo” Smith, 54, right, and his son, Guillermo Smith Jr., dig for clams in Bahia de los Angeles. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)
A family breaks camp along the shore of Bahia de los Angeles, where the Mexican government plans to build a 1,800-slip marina. (AL SCHABEN / LAT)