This is a hurricane within the Gulf of Mexico

What is a Gulf?

An arm of a sea or ocean, larger than a bay, that extends into land.

What is an Example of a Gulf?


The Gulf of Mexico is a large body of water that extends into North America from the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico covers an area of about 615,000 square miles. Many major cities and resorts were built on the Gulf Coast such as Tampa, New Orleans, Houston, and Veracruz, Mexico. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into the Gulf of Mexico and destroyed parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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