Gulf of Tehuantepec

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an arm of the Pacific in southern Mexico

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The continental shelf of the Gulf of Tehuantepec is located in the southern Mexican Pacific, between the Huatulco Bays, Oaxaca, and the Suchiate River, Chiapas (Fig.
The study was carried out in the inner Gulf of Tehuantepec (14[degrees]50'-16[degrees] N, 92[degrees]-96[degrees]40' W) between August 14 and 28, 1994, the onset of maximum reproduction in this area.
The Gulf of Tehuantepec and the nearby Pacific maintain a high biological diversity due to strong environmental contrasts and high primary productivity (Lara-Lara et al.
Distribution of the local physico-chemical characteristics of the Gulf of Tehuantepec is affected by oceanic dynamics of the Eastern Pacific and by winds called "Tehuantepecanos".
As the press reported in January 2006, yacht designer Richard Woods and his 32-foot catamaran Eclipse were caught in a "perfect storm" in the Gulf of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico.
45'W), and 15 females captured incidentally in shrimp fisheries in 2006 off Chipehua Bay (16[degrees]10'N, 95[degrees]21'W), in the Gulf of Tehuantepec (Fig.
The Gulf of Tehuantepec is influenced by an array of environmental factors like the current pattern, seasonal wind regimes, seasonal upwellings, rivers runoff and extensive coastal lagoon systems, that makes this region a very productive one in terms of fisheries (Tapia-Garcia, 1998).
This decrease in the size at maturity could be due to the exploitation of the population, such as was reported by Ronquillo (1999) for the silky shark in the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
In a complaint filed before the CEC last year, a coalition of fishing cooperatives and environmental organizations charged that PEMEX and other federal and state agencies failed to take steps to clean up the Laguna Superior of the Gulf of Tehuantepec off Oaxaca state after a truck accident spilled gasoline into the waterway.
The tropical wave entered the Pacific and part of it generated cloudiness which was clearly seen in satellite imagery extending hundreds of kilometers south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec.
There are significant sea surface temperature and wind stresses associated with the Gulf of Tehuantepec (Sun & Yu 2006), generating strong upwelling in the Gulf and offshore movement of surface waters (Kessler 2006, Barton et al.
The recruitment pattern (the reproductive period) was from March to August and size at first sexual maturity being slightly smaller compared to a previous report on this species in the Gulf of Tehuantepec (14.