When you think of the desert, the first thing that usually comes to mind, is that the desert is not a place with an overabundance of water. But, did you know that the Sonoran Desert is actually half marine?
The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is where the Sonoran Desert meets the ocean. Jacques Cousteau once called it the "Aquarium of the World."
|Photo by Jamie Friedland|
|Crown of Thorns Starfish Photo by Ashley Hauck|
|Flying Mobula Photo by Antoni Murcia/MantaWatch|
|Photo by Tina Thompson|
|Dolphins Photo by Cal Alumni Association|