Special Sub-Topic: Bays and Gulfs
|What bay in Canada could hold the entire state of Texas with room to spare?|
Hudson Bay. Hudson Bay was discovered in 1610 by Henry Hudson, who had been stranded by his mutinous crew. James Bay is an inlet of Hudson Bay. The Bay of Fundy is known for its prominent tides.
|Which of these bays is actually an estuary, a place where fresh and salt water mix?|
Chesapeake Bay. The other bays are parts of lakes, and contain freshwater only. Chesapeake Bay's freshwater comes from the Susquehanna, Patuxent, Potomac and James Rivers, among others, and the saltwater comes from the Atlantic Ocean. Geogian Bay is in Ontario, Canada. The other bays are in the USA.
|Which of these European cities lies on a gulf?|
Marseille. The French port of Marseille is on the Gulf of Lyon, part of the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona is on the Mediterranean, and Stockholm and London are several miles inland.
|What gulf does St. Petersburg border?|
Gulf of Finland. The Gulf of Finland, part of the Baltic Sea, reaches eastward, and its tip touches the Russian city; it also borders Finland and Estonia. The Gulf of Bothnia lies between Sweden and Finland. The other two do not exist to my knowledge.
|What gulf, named after a city in Yemen, is connected to the Red Sea by the Bab el Mandeb strait?|
Gulf of Aden. The Gulf of Aden borders Yemen, Djibouti, and Somalia. It connects the Red Sea to the Arabian Sea. The Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba border the Sinai peninsula. Sanaa is Yemen's capital, but does not have a gulf named after it.
|What bay borders the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the north?|
Bay of Campeche. The Bay of Campeche is an extension of the Gulf of Mexico. Veracruz is a city on this bay, but is not a bay itself. Sebastian Vizcaino Bay borders Baja California. Tehuantepec is not a bay but a gulf, and is part of the Pacific Ocean.
|Besides Honduras, what other countries does the Gulf of Honduras border?|
Guatemala and Belize. El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras all border the Gulf of Fonseca, but not the Gulf of Honduras. The Gulf of Honduras is an inlet of the Caribbean Sea.
|Which of these gulfs is located in the Caribbean?|
Gulf of Batabano. The Gulf of Batabano is found in Cuba, and is an inlet of the Caribbean Sea. The Gulf of Fonseca is, as you just learned, in Central America on the east coast, and the other two border Panama on the Pacific Ocean side.
|Which of these bays can be found in New Zealand?|
Bay of Plenty. The Bay of Plenty is found in New Zealand's North Island, and is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Botany Bay is in Sydney, Port Phillip Bay is in Melbourne, and the Didgeridoo Bay is nonexistent. (The didgeridoo is an Aboriginal instrument.)
|Which gulf is NOT found in Indonesia?|
Moro Gulf. Moro Gulf borders the Philippine island of Mindanao, and is a part of the Pacific Ocean. The other three are found in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which is also called Celebes.
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