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1. What is the Log of Sea Cortez and why was it created?

The Log of Sea Cortez is a journal made by John Steinbeck, recording their marine biology expedition to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. The purpose of the log was to record the observations and knowledge taken from the trip, so that future travelers would have a reference when they travel. He was prompted to create the journal as a result of his frustration in finding records of previous expeditions.

2. What are the recordings in The Log from the Sea of Cortez? Enumerate as many as you can.

Aside from information on the marine species they have collected, Steinbeck has records everything he and his expedition have encountered along the way; including observations of marine life, navigation and weather, indigenous people in each place they visited, the manners and behaviors of these indigents, and the activities of the expedition party.

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