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Gulf of California


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  • proper n. a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gulf to the west of the mainland of Mexico


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  • In accordance with geographical views then prevalent, he conceived that this great river must needs flow into the "Vermilion Sea;" that is, the Gulf of California.

    France and England in North America; a Series of Historical Narratives — Part 3

  • After years of successive Mexican governments denying the problem, the current administration recently put $18m into a fund aimed at removing vaquita-threatening gillnets from the waters in the north of the Gulf of California, which is its only habitat.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • According to the Baja Sportsfishing Inc. website, the Erik has been on the Gulf of California, known in Mexico as the Sea of Cortez, since 1989.

    Mexico may call off rescue in boat capsizing

  • In a short time, about 2,400 cubic miles of rock were washed away and deposited in the Gulf of California.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The San Francisco Chronicle claimed U-boats were being constructed at a secret base on Mexico's coastline and a submarine was said to have been sighted in the Gulf of California.

    The Wolf That Ravaged the Pacific

  • The Colorado rises in the Rocky Mountains and empties (or at least used to its water is now almost entirely diverted) into the Gulf of California, 1,450 miles downstream.

    Can-Do Spirit in the Desert

  • He has research experience in the Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean.

    Contributor: Jorge Brenner

  • Most of the river, moreover, was still following its traditional path to the Gulf of California.


  • Seven more dams would rise on the Colorado itself, choking it so completely that its once mighty flow into the Gulf of California has been reduced today to a brackish stream of runoff from Mexican farms.


  • But the river was a closed book to the army quartermasters—indeed, to the entire federal bureaucracy—beyond Yuma, which stood a mere 150 miles upstream of the head of the Gulf of California.



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