The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water on Earth. An ocean basin, the Gulf of Mexico is bordered by the United States of America to the north, Mexico to the west and southwest, and the south by Cuba. The Gulf is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Florida straits between Florida and Cuba, and the Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba.
A number of important settlements were created on the Gulf. This included the city of New Orleans, a major seaport on the Gulf since its creation in the early 18th century. Earth Starfleet officer Charles Tucker III was born and raised in Panama City, Florida, which is on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. (ENT episodes: "Fusion", "The Augments"; ENT novel: Last Full Measure)
In 2371, while trapped in the Delta Quadrant, the crew of the USS Voyager discovered a colony comprised of humans descended from people who were kidnapped from Earth in 1937. The Voyager crew was offered the opportunity to remain in the Delta Quadrant with these humans. For his part, Commander Chakotay wanted to decline the offer and continue on to Earth, having a desire to swim again in the Gulf of Mexico. (VOY episode: "The 37's")
|Bodies of water on the planet Earth|
|Allegheny River • Arno • Arctic Ocean • Atlantic Ocean • Bering Sea • Chattahoochee River • East River • English Channel • Great Lakes • Gulf of Mexico • Indian Ocean • Mediterranean Sea • Nile • River Thames • Pacific Ocean • San Francisco Bay • Scheldt River • Seine River • Tiber River • Victoria Falls|