Sea of Cortez

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Colorado River Reunites With Sea

Experiment restores natural path for first time in years

(Newser) - The Colorado River has been reunited with an old friend—the sea. Thanks to an agreement between the US and Mexico, water from the river has reached the Sea of Cortez in northwestern Mexico for the first time since either 1998 (according to National Geographic ) or 1993 (according to... More »

Fishermen Net 2,000-Pound King of Jaws

Boat, great white had to be towed to shore

(Newser) - A pair of Mexican fisherman cast their net wide, and captured a monster: a 2,000-pound great white. The 20-foot long shark was nabbed in the Sea of Cortez off Guaymas. "We were amazed when we realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we... More »

Sea of Cortez Fishermen: How We Survived

Survivors spent 16 hours adrift before making it to land

(Newser) - "I can't believe I'm going to die a day after retiring," thought Gary Wong, one of the survivors of last week's Sea of Cortez sinking , as the 105-foot fishing boat went down. Wong and the other survivors recounted their harrowing ordeal to the AP , telling... More »

Mexico: Missing Boaters Could Still Be Alive

Rescuers continue their search for 7 missing men

(Newser) - Mexican rescuers continued to scour the Gulf of California for seven US tourists whose fishing boat capsized two days ago, saying they were extending their search because the men could still be alive in the warm, calm waters. One American has been confirmed dead in the accident, which came after... More »

1 Dead, 6 Missing as Tourist Boat Sinks Off Baja

Mostly Americans on Mexican Fishing Trip

(Newser) - One passenger drowned and six were still missing today after a tourist fishing boat with several Americans sank yesterday off Baja, Mexico. Rescuers plucked 37 passengers and crew members from waters after the boat was struck by a storm a day after it set sail from San Felipe on the... More »

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