Bass Strait

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Bass Strait

(băs), channel, 80 to 150 mi (129–241 km) wide, between Tasmania and Victoria, SE Australia, connecting the Indian Ocean and Tasman Sea; Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne are on the northwest coast. Bass Strait is an important fishing area. The exploration of the strait by Englishman George Bass in 1798 proved that Tasmania was not a part of the Australian continent.

Bass Strait

a channel between mainland Australia and Tasmania, linking the Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea
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Hydro Tasmania has worked with Government to look for innovative new ways to reduce the cost of generation on the Bass Strait Islands while also exploring renewable energy opportunities.
Increased water temperatures in the Tasman Sea are likely to have a cascading effect through local marine ecosystems, [with the Bass Strait islands acting] as stepping stones or distributional paths south.
Aurora has operated in mainland Tasmania since 1 July 1998 and provides a contract service to the Bass Strait islands on behalf of the Hydro-Electric Corporation, trading as Hydro Tasmania.
King Island dairy farmers are reaping the rewards of an innovative grants program aimed at boosting renewable energy use on the Bass Strait islands.