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El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve on Baja California Peninsula, Mexico – June 21st, 2012

27.9N 114.1W

June 21st, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Wetlands

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The wetlands area visible in the center of this image of Mexico is the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, created in 1988. More precisely, it is located in Mulegé Municipality in northern Baja California Sur, at the center of the Baja California Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez (or Gulf of California). With a landmass of over 55,555 square-mile (143,600 square km) it is the largest wildlife refuge in all of Latin America. Sediments and possibly phytoplankton can be seen spilling out of the inlets of the reserve and into the Pacific.

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