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Cool Critters in the Sea of Cortez

 

Cool critters in the Sea of Cortez

By Shannon Crosby 

 

The Sea of Cortez, which is located in the Gulf of California East of Baja, Mexico, was dubbed the “world's aquarium” by the legendary underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Cousteau used this term because the Sea of Cortez boasts over 900 species of fish and close to 35 species of marine mammals—all located in the tiny gulf between Baja and the Mexican mainland! 

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