Gulf of Tehuantepec

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The Gulf of Tehuantepec is located on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico

Gulf of Tehuantepec (Spanish: Golfo de Tehuantepec) is a large body of water on the Pacific coast of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, southwestern Mexico, at 16°N 95°W / 16°N 95°W / 16; -95. 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.