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.