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El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve on Baja California Peninsula, Mexico

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November 7th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Mexico - November 7th, 2011

Cutting diagonally across this image is the Baja California peninsula, near mainland Mexico (upper right). The Peninsula extends 1,247 kilometres (775 mi) from Mexicali, Baja California in the north to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur in the south. Its land mass separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California.

Of particular note on the peninsula is the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, visible near the shoreline in the upper left quadrant. Created in 1988, is located in Mulegé Municipality in northern Baja California Sur, at the center of the Baja California Peninsula. With a landmass of over 55,555 square-mile (143,600 square km) it is the largest wildlife refuge in all of Latin America.

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