The decision was published in the official gazette and offered no reasons explaining why the name has been changed.
INEGI said it will undertake the necessary steps to register the island's name change in the National Registry of Geographical Information, where the archipelago's "continental, insular, and underwater" topography will be recorded.
French explorer Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) spent a great deal of time studying marine life in the Sea of Cortez.
For that reason on June 22 the Jacques Cousteau Observatory of Oceans and Coasts was inaugurated in Mexico, in the city of La Paz, capital of the state of Baja California Sur, which among its missions will be studying the impact of climate change on the area.
In Mexico, islands, keys and reefs are administered by the federal government. EFE jd/cd
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