Gulf of Mexico

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Subtropical sea all but encircled by eastern Mexico, Cuba, and the southeast United States, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The Gulf of Mexico's 3,000-mile coastline is primarily low and level, filled with estuaries and salt marshes. Except for the southern coast of Mexico, near the Bay of Campeche, and Cuba's northwest coast, the entire Gulf Coast is fronted by a lo...

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