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Islands, Agriculture, Bays and Lakes by Sea of Cortez, Mexico

27.4N 111.3W

April 19th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Mexico - April 8th, 2011

The Sea of Cortez, or Gulf of California, stretches between the Baja California Peninsula and the Mexican mainland.

Numerous islands can be seen in the sea, particularly along the eastern coast of the peninsula. The largest of these, Isla Ángel de la Guarda (also called Archangel Island, west) and Tiburón Island (east), can be observed in the upper left quadrant.

Areas of agriculture appear as green areas along the eastern shores of the sea (the western coast of mainland Mexico). Individual fields can be discerned in the full image.

Visible by one of these agricultural areas is Ciudad Obregón, the second largest city in the state of Sonora. It appears as a circular grey area, with the Álvaro Obregón Reservoir to the north.

A series of bays can be seen to the southeast of the agricultural zone in Sonora. These bays are by the coastal plain of the state of Sinaloa, a narrow strip of land that stretches along the length of the state and lies between the ocean and the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental Range.

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