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February 26, 2015

THE MAJESTIC GULF OF CALIFORNIA

Fay Crevoshay
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Enjoy this amazing video made by Patricio Robles Gil and  Jaime Rojo, in collaboration with the National Commission of Natural  Protected Areas  (CONANP).

The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Vermilion Sea) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. It is bordered by the states of Baja CaliforniaBaja California SurSonora, and Sinaloa

The narrow sea is home to globally unique coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife. It has 36 species of marine mammals,  five species of sea turtles, 700 species of fish, 210 species of birds and more than 600 invertebrate species.

In addition to a wide range of endemic creatures, such as the critically endangered vaquita, it hosts many migratory species, such as the humpback whaleCalifornia gray whalekiller whalemanta rayHumboldt Squid and leatherback sea turtle, and, the world's largest animal, the blue whale. Resident populations of fin whales and sperm whales make the Gulf their permanent home. 

WILDCOAST is working with partners, such as CONANP, and local communities on the peninsula to conserve the region's wildlife and habitat.