Juan de Fuca Strait


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Juan de Fuca Strait

(wän də fyo͞o`kə), inlet of the Pacific Ocean, 100 mi (161 km) long and 11 to 17 mi (18–27 km) wide, between Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Washington state, linking the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound with the Pacific; forms part of the U.S.-Canada border. Victoria, British Columbia, the strait's largest city, is located at its eastern end; ferries connect it with the U.S. mainland. Discovered by the English captain Charles W. Barkley in 1787, the strait was named for a sailor, Juan de Fuca, who reputedly had explored it for Spain in 1592.
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In Washington State, however, particularly in the Olympic Peninsula communities of Port Angeles and Port Townsend, only 20 miles or so across the Juan de Fuca Strait from Victoria, there continues to be rumblings of discontent at what is seen as Canadian complacency.
The strait connects with the open sea in the south, first through the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands, and then through the Juan de Fuca Strait (Fig.
Ice flowing southeastward along the axis of the Strait of Georgia joined ice coming out of the Fraser Valley and then divided into two tongues, one following Juan de Fuca Strait toward the ocean and the other going southward into Puget Sound.
This freshwater influx then forces estuarine circulation in the southern strait, which is characterized by a net outflow of low salinity water toward Juan de Fuca Strait in the upper layer (<50 m depth), and a net northward inflow of high salinity water in the lower part of the water column that reaches the Strait of Georgia in late summer (Mosher and Thomson, 2002).
Similar submarine sand dunes have been identified in the eastern Juan de Fuca Strait (Mosher and Thomson, 2000).
1971, Oceanographic records from twelve cruises in the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca Strait, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada, 1, 55 p.
Also affected are the beaches and rocky shorelines and inlets of the San Juan Islands and Juan de Fuca Strait.
waters: that includes having a tug stationed to escort vessels into the Juan de Fuca Strait.
Losses from a Hypothetical Oil Spill in the Rosario and Juan de Fuca Straits Type of Loss Total Loss Insured Losses Property and infrastrucfure damage $1.