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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In the Bass Strait, gas production is expected to fall from a peak of around 420 PJ in 2016 to 319 PJ in 2022.
He did not, however, specify the nature of any dividing strait or straits, and was most likely referring to Bass Strait, as there was already an awareness that there might be a strait between Tasmania and continental Australia, as can be seen from a 1796 map by Weigel and Schneiderschen and another example from 1798 (Figs.
The operator Bass Strait Oil Company Ltd (ASX code BAS) reports that early preliminary work is being prepared for the Stanton 3D seismic in Vic/P41.
Hydro Tasmania plans to sell the output to the Victorian electricity grid through an underwater cable across Bass Strait.
ACF has long held the view that the Federal Government should reject outright the pulp mill proposal because of the pollution it will pump into Bass Strait, the impact on fisheries and ocean health and because it will lock in the continued destruction of Tassie's old growth and high conservation value forests for many decades.
Esso Australia extended by five years a contract for two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for its Bass Strait operations.
The Turrum project, located in the Bass Strait off the southern coast of Australia, is the second oil and gas project committed to by the Exxon-BHP partnership in the past seven months, following the decision last December to proceed with the A$1.
From the spectacular start in Syd ney Harbor, the fleet sails out into the Tasman Sea, down the southeast coast of mainland Australia, across eastern Bass Strait (which divides the main-land from the island State of Tasmania), then down the east coast of Tasmania.
amp; S Murray-Smith, 1967, 'First Footing on a Bass Strait Island: An Investigation of Dover Island in the Kent Group', The Victorian Naturalist 84, 8 (August).
It has also heightened suspicions that a person or group is maliciously transporting the predators across Bass Strait.
Newitt, a former leading Tasmanian apprentice, then flew across the Bass Strait for yesterday's Hobart Cup meeting at Elwick and landed the Group 3 highlight on True Courser.
The Bass Strait in Australia, south of Melbourne, is a case in point.