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Gulf.

For names of bodies of water beginning thus, see second part; e.g., for Gulf of Mexico, see Mexico, Gulf ofMexico, Gulf of,
arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.700,000 sq mi (1,813,000 sq km), SE North America. The Gulf stretches more than 1,100 mi (1,770 km) from west to east and c.800 mi (1,290 km) from north to south.
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Gulf

 

bay, a part of an ocean, sea, or lake that extends inland but has a free exchange of water with the main body of water.

The hydrologic and hydrochemical conditions of a gulf (bay) are identical to the conditions of the body of water of which it is a part. In isolated cases local peculiarities of climate and continental flow can give to the hydrologic characteristics of the surface layer of a gulf (bay) some distinguishing features. Among the largest gulfs (bays) of the world’s oceans are the Gulf of Alaska, the Bay of Bengal, the Bay of Biscay, the Great Australian Bight, and the Gulf of Guinea. In a number of cases the name “gulf” (bay) has been attached to bodies of water that, by their hydrologic conditions, are seas (the Gulf of Mexico, Hudson Bay, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of California).

International law of gulfs (bays). The waters of gulfs (bays), like the waters of ports and sounds, are internal waters of the littoral state, that is, they are subject to its exclusive jurisdiction if the width of the entrance to the gulf (bay) does not exceed the size specified by international law. At the Geneva Conference on Maritime Law in 1958 a resolution was accepted by virtue of which a gulf (bay) with an entrance no greater than 24 nautical miles in width should belong to internal waters, provided its shores belong to one state. If the shores belong to two or more states, the control of the waters is decided by the states by mutual agreement, with consideration for the rightful interests of other states. International practice also recognizes as internal waters several so-called historical gulfs (bays), independent of the width of the entrance into them, by virtue of particular historical, economic, or other conditions: for example, Peter the Great Bay in the USSR, Hudson Bay in Canada, and the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in France.

gulf

[gəlf]
(geography)
An abyss or chasm.
A large extension of the sea partially enclosed by land.

gulf

1. a large deep bay
2. a deep chasm

Gulf

the
1. the Persian Gulf
2. Austral
a. the Gulf of Carpentaria
b. of, relating to, or adjoining the Gulf
3. NZ the Hauraki Gulf
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Very likely; but as we advance to the bottom of the gulf, you will see this singular appearance.
It takes us beneath Suez and opens into the Gulf of Pelusium.
Contributors learn the value and need for research, monitoring and careful management of the Gulfs living and non-living natural resources and explore how their everyday lives and livelihoods are connected to the Gulf.
Environmental Protection Agencys Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System will receive a second place 2017 Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnerships Category.
It is confusing to call 2 different Gulfs by the same name.
Further land loss would also endanger oil and gas facilities, the huge port complex, and the gulfs valuable fishing industry.
The good news is that the GulFs dead zone disappears each winter, observes Fred Wulff of the University of Stockholm.
Customers choosing Gulf Stream Coach's luxury Friendship motorhomes are about to find the ride even friendlier thanks to TracVision([R]) satellite TV systems from KVH Industries, Inc.
The eddy was pulling relatively cool waters south from the Gulf of Maine, and the right whale gorged on the abundant copepods that were being funneled into a narrow zone at the eddy's edge, says Mate.
1 billion Gulf Crossing pipeline, and which currently has 1.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) announced today that its subsidiary, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, is conducting a binding open season for firm transportation capacity on its Southeast Expansion pipeline project.
Glovia International, a subsidiary of Fujitsu and a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for engineer-to-order and high volume manufacturers, announced today that Gulf Stream Coach, the industry's largest privately held recreational vehicle manufacturer, has selected Glovia's extended ERP solution, glovia.