Archipiélago de Revillagigedo, Mexico

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)


Located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 390 km southeast of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, the Archipiélago de Revillagigedo is made up of four remote islands. It is part of a submerged volcano mountain range, representing the peaks that are emerging above sea level. Both the landscape and seascape exhibit impressive active volcanos, arches, cliffs, and isolated rock outcrops. The area lies along the junction of the California and Equatorial currents, generating a complex and highly productive transition zone rich in marine life recognized as very important for wide-ranging species. The islands support abundant populations of shark, rays, whales, turtles, rays, and large pelagic fish and are popular for diving.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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