Juan de Fuca

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Juan de Fuca
Ioánnis Fokás
BirthplaceCefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece
Occupation
maritime pilot

Juan de Fuca

Strait of. a strait between Vancouver Island (Canada) and NW Washington (US). Length: about 129 km (80 miles). Width: about 24 km (15 miles)

Juan de Fuca

 

a strait between Vancouver Island (Canada) and the Olympic Peninsula (USA). The strait leads from Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is approximately 140 km long and 16.5 km wide, with depths of as much as 256 m at its Pacific entrance. It has rocky, precipitous shores, and its tidal currents have velocities of 4 to 8 km/hr. The sea route to the Canadian ports of Victoria and Vancouver and the American ports of Seattle and Tacoma passes through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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and Canadian government agencies at numerous sites along the west coast of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, as well as in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Salish Sea (Fig.
1) To identify candidate symbionts on the basis of widespread representation, we amplified and sequenced 16S rRNA genes from the gills of multiple specimens collected from two Juan de Fuca Ridge vent sites.
Le volcanisme de la dorsale Explorer et de la portion nord de la dorsale de Juan de Fuca, au droit des rifts d'extension de failles inter-transformantes, et non loin des monts sous-marins jouxtant la dorsale Explorer et celle de Juan de Fuca produisent des laves de composition geochimique anormalement variable.
As part of the Midway operation, nine Japanese submarines, including Minoru's I-26, closed on the west coast of North America from San Diego to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Six tries came from fullback Emyr Lewis, a recent transfer from Bedford with the other eight from winger Rob Thirlby (4), back-row James Mann, skipper and centre PJ Gidlow, back-row substitute Chris Fuca, and Gidlow's substitute Craig Bond, making his 200th appearance for the club.
A new study funded by NOAA and the National Science Foundation reveals that a part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canada's British Columbia, is a potential "hot spot" for toxic harmful algal blooms affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates the Canadian island and Washington's Olympic Peninsula.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca is below, and you can see the Olympic Mountains to the south, and Mount Baker to the east.
Washington state is fining the Celebrity Cruises company $100,000 for dumping more than half a million gallons of dirty water and sewage into the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the fall of 2005.
Twigg has every conceivable literary voice here, even Hui Shen and Juan de Fuca, Arthur Dobbs and Denis Diderot, all the Spanish of account, every Cook navigator, a cluster of British sea-otter questers, including the lively seaman John Nicol (the only voice from the lower deck, as it were), and several Bostonians, or Yankees, who by strength of character, circumstances, and better sailing craft, became the masters of the sea-otter trade.
The view is across Juan de Fuca Strait to Washington's Olympic Peninsula - and the Olympic Mountains, if you're rewarded with a clear day.
She created a project called "Petrology, Morphology and Geochemistry of the Southern Juan de Fuca Ridge: Evidence for Off-Axis Volcanism.