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Sediments in Northern Gulf of California, Mexico – November 2nd, 2011

29.0N 113W

November 2nd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Mexico - October 30th, 2011

The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cort├ęs) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. It is bordered by the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, and Sinaloa with a coastline of approximately 2,500 mi (4,000 km).

Rivers which flow into the Gulf of California include the Colorado, Fuerte, Mayo, Sinaloa, Sonora, and the Yaqui. Here, sediments from the Colorado River can be seen flowing into the northern end of the gulf, giving it a tan color than turns to green as they diffuse.

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