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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maenas has not only thrived, but also spread to the central British Columbia coast around Bella Bella (detected 2011), Sooke Inlet on the Strait of Juan de Fuca portion of the Salish Sea (detected 2012), and northern Queen Charlotte Strait near Port Hardy (detected 2015) (Gillespie et al.
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The short jaunt up nearby Blue Mountain nets 300[degrees] views of jawbone peaks and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Twenty-five minutes isn't long to find shelter from a tsunami, but that's how long Washington state residents living in coastal areas would have if a major earthquake hit the Cascasia Subduction Zone, a 700-mile-long fault on the US West Coast where the Juan de Fuca Plate is pushed under the North American Plate.
Seals from the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca (SJF) had significantly higher concentrations of As, MeHg, Se, and Ag than seals from the southern Puget Sound (SPS).
19 million in bonds to be issued for a project to prevent decades of garbage from falling into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
We then headed VFR east and up the Strait of Juan de Fuca for the break.
It made a loop out the Strait of Juan de Fuca at low altitude and speed, then turned back toward the airport.
However, salmon may slip behind Vancouver Island and reach the river's mouth from the north via the Queen Charlotte Strait or from the south via the Juan De Fuca Strait.
Intimately familiar with the region's complex waterways (Gough lives in Victoria, British Columbia) and impressive in his command of a broad swath of first-hand historical accounts, Gough traces the histories of ship captains, their business backers, and the kings and queens involved in the exploration of the area now known as the Salish Sea, among them Peter Puget, George Vancouver, James Cook, and particularly, Juan de Fuca.
After using the manned submersible Alvin to collect samples of species from the Juan de Fuca Ridge under the northeastern Pacific Ocean, the team discovered 38 deep-sea limpets (Lepetodrilus gordensis) among their specimens.
An old riveted model, his former dream boat is nowadays rattly, a little leaky and a bit unstable, much like me and the old man, but it has carved an ocean of memories from Florida and Texas clear to the Straits of Juan de Fuca.