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.
have been supporting Esso Australia in the Bass Strait for 17 years and
Among everyone at sea during the Rolex Sydney Hobart, the crew of the Tasmania Police's launch Van Diemen showed their professional efficiency and seamanship in going to the rescue of Lana Sea, which had lost its rudder, and then its jury rigged steering in heavy seas in Bass Strait.
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.
Boyce sets the scene for this land rush with a series of chapters on London, Sydney, Van Diemen's Land, Bass Strait and the Yarra in 1835, then goes on to describe the first year of the settlement and the 'explosive growth' which ensued.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Nexus has become hot property because of the fast-maturing status of its key developments -- the Longtom Gas Field on VIC/P54 in the Bass Strait, located on TME's ORRI and one other project in the Timor Sea.