April 30, 2015

W is for Water

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."

Baja Colors
Photo by Jamie Friedland

  Crown of Thorns Starfish                                                                                                                 Photo by Ashley Hauck

Flying Mobula                                                                                                          Photo by Antoni Murcia/MantaWatch
Sun Star
                                                     Photo by Tina Thompson

Sea of Cortez 2013
Dolphins                                                                                         Photo by Cal Alumni Association


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