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- proper n. a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland
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- n. a gulf to the west of the mainland of Mexico
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One of Soulé’s earliest publications was a paper on reptile biogeography among the Gulf of California islands—a paper that owed much to MacArthur and Wilson.
For a month the paddled Southward, passing a great river from the west which the Indians assured them flowed into the Vermeille Sea -- the Gulf of California -- and, near it, a little village whose inhabitants, they were told, traded with the Indians on the Pacific coast.