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Gulf of California

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MBARI explores the Gulf of California

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Hypoxia Tolerant Fish Species in the Gulf of California

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Pescadero Basin: Deepest hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California

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Dolphins in Conception Bay, Gulf of California

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Gulf of California-Sea lion

The Gulf of California is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean 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 4,000 km (2,500 mi). Rivers which flow into the Gulf of California include the Colorado, Fuerte, Mayo, Sinaloa, Sonora, and the Yaqui. The gulf's surface area is about 160,000 km2 (62,000 sq mi). Depth soundings in the gulf have ranged from fording depth at the estuary near Yuma, Arizona, to in excess of 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) in the deepest parts.
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