Gulf of California

The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cort�s, is a body of water that divides the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland


It is bounded by the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, and SinaloaColorado, Fuerte, Mayo, Sinaloa, Sonora, and the Yaqui are the rivers flow into the Gulf of California

Coverage area

The surface area of Gulf is about 62,000 square miles (160,000 km�)


The Gulf of California is home to a unique and wealthy ecosystemIt hosts many species, such as the Humpback Whale, California Gray Whale, Killer Whale, Manta Ray and Leatherback Sea Turtle, and the world's largest animal, the Blue WhaleThere are unusual inhabitants of Fin Whales and Sperm Whales that do not move annually


he Isla �ngel de la Guarda and Tibur�n Island are the two Islands of Gulf of California, in addition there are several smaller ones, including Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida which is joined to it by a narrow isthmus

List of Seas in Pacific Ocean

Major ports and harbours in Pacific Ocean