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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As both Queen Charlotte Strait off northern Vancouver Island and Juan De Fuca strait off southern Vancouver Island lie in a southeasterly direction from the open ocean (Fig.
Status of marine mammals in the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and the Juan de Fuca Strait, and potential human impacts.
The primary dataset consists of contiguous multibeam swath bathymetric coverage of the central and southern Strait of Georgia, eastern Juan de Fuca Strait and the inter-island waterways that separate the two straits.
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.
waters: that includes having a tug stationed to escort vessels into the Juan de Fuca Strait. However, the tanker industry has been slow to adopt other practical safety measures such as switching all transport to double-hulled tankers.
The two major sewage outfalls from Victoria, administered by the Capital Regional District (CRD), are simply untreated and flow into the Juan de Fuca Strait, which separates Vancouver Island from the northern extremity of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
Victoria's sewage, on the other hand, is pumped into the deeper waters of Juan de Fuca Strait, which flows directly into the Pacific Ocean and is more efficiently flushed by tides.
The southern and central sections of the Salish Sea include the southern Gulf Islands, the San Juan Islands, and the Juan de Fuca Strait (Fig.
Dispersion of discharged ship ballast water in Vancouver Harbour, Juan de Fuca Strait, and offshore Washington coast.
Descendants of the original inhabitants of the furthest western regions of the North American continent are locked in a high-profile cat and mouse game with the international environmental community this month as several environmental groups patrol the Juan de Fuca Strait in an attempt to stop the resurrection of an Indigenous cultural activity.
Inner Juan de Fuca Strait had 2 records (7-8%), both reported in June 2007.
Allow two days by bare-boat charter from Seattle, assuming the weather across the sometimes treacherous Juan de Fuca Straits is fair.