Gulf of Corcovado

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Chiloé Island and Gulf of Corcovado to the east

Gulf of Corcovado (Spanish: Golfo de Corcovado) is a large body of water separating the Chiloé Island from the mainland of Chile. Geologically, it is a foreland basin that has been carved out by Quaternary glaciers. Most islands of Chiloé Archipelago are located in the gulf. The area is next to the Chiloé National Park, and a large population of blue whales is found there, and it is under threat from salmon farming.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 43°22′00″S 73°21′13″W / 43.36667°S 73.35361°W / -43.36667; -73.35361