Gulf of Tehuantepec

Gulf of Tehuantepec

[tuh-wahn-tuh-pek; Sp. te-wahn-te-pek]
Gulf of Tehuantepec (Golfo de Tehuantepec) is a large body of water on the Pacific coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, southeastern Mexico, at . Most of the hurricanes that form in the Eastern Pacific organize in or near this body of water. A strong, gale force wind called the Tehuano periodically blows out over the waters of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, inducing strong upwelling of nutrient-rich waters which support abundant sea life.

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