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Geographical Features In and Around the Sea of Cortez, Mexico and USA – March 6th, 2011

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March 6th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Sediments

USA and Mexico - February 11th, 2011

The northern end of the Sea of Cortez (or Gulf of California), in Mexico, appears greenish due to an influx of sediments from the Colorado River. The two large islands in the sea, to the south, are Isla Ángel de la Guarda (left), also called Archangel Island, and Tiburón Island (right).

Returning to the northern end of the sea, one can observe the sandy Gran Desierto de Altar to the northeast, while to the northwest lies an agricultural area and the Salton Sea, a lake in California, near the Mexican border.

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