|Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose|
Ted Kipping - Island Hopping In The Sea Of Cortez - the Gulf Of Baja California
The Gulf of Baja California is often called the Sea Of Cortez or, more poetically, the Vermillion Sea, for its vivid desert sunsets. It is a deep water branch of the ocean and home of Blue Whales, the largest creature on the planet with a backbone, and the Whale Shark, largest fish on the planet. In addition, there are many islands which have been cut off from each other and the mainland, since the sea rose at the end of the last Ice Age. Thousands of years of isolation have allowed the creatures living on these islands to differentiate genetically resulting in many island endemics. These islands are thus sometimes called the "Galapagos of the North." Come join us as we visit a series of the southernmost ones - a visual feast!
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