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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Examine oceanographic and meteorological conditions in the Strait of Juan de Fuca before and after this colonization event.
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The Strait of Juan de Fuca is below, and you can see the Olympic Mountains to the south, and Mount Baker to the east."
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An undersea chimney dubbed "Godzilla" towers 15 stories high, gushing mineral-rich hot water into the icy darkness of the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Seattle.
One of the most famous and important arbitrations that has affected Canada was the arbitration of the international boundary dispute over the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Canada and the United States.
The south-facing site includes 7 1/2 acres of land overlooking the picturesque Strait of Juan de Fuca and the beautiful Olympic Mountains in Washington State.
The ferries dock only at Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan--the islands' most civilized outposts by modern standards of power and sanitation, and man's best attempts at taming an archipelago that stretches from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Canada.
Baird and others (1884) did not report any known breeding by Pelagic, Double-crested or Brandt's cormorants in the Salish Sea, yet the central portion of this region (southern Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and inner Strait of Juan de Fuca) had received considerable attention from early ornithologists and naturalists since the late 18th century.