Coastal and Oceanic Landform (47. Strait )

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  • strait is a navigable water way.
  • That connects two larger, navigable water bodies.
  • It lies between two land masses.
  • Straits are the converse of isthmi.
  • synonymous used as;

  • Some straits have tidal power using tidal stream turbines.
  • Tides are more predictable than wave power / wind power.
  • Cook Strait in New Zealand may be capable of generating 5.6GW.
  • Straits important shipping routes wars.
  • Numerous artificial channels, called canal.(Suez Canal)
  • Straits used for international navigation;
                       1. Connect to high seas & exclusive economic zone 
                                           Strait of Tiran
                                           Strait of Juan de Fuca
                                           Strait of Baltiysk

  • Strait of Malacca
                     Between Peninsular Malaysia & Sumatra.
                     Connecting Indian Ocean with South China Sea
                     The highest-volume shipping lanes.
                     World's longest strait at about 500 miles.

Bab el Mandeb
Bab el Mandeb
  • Bab el Mandeb = Connecting the Red Sea & Gulf of Aden.

  • Bass Strait = Between Australia & Tasmania.
                             Connects the Indian Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

Bering Strait
Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait = Between Alaska & Siberia.
                                   Connects the Pacific & Arctic Oceans.

  • Cook Strait = Separating the North & South Islands of New Zealand.

  • Strait of Dover = Between England & France.
                                      Connects the North Sea with the English Channel.

Straits of Florida
Straits of Florida

  • Straits of Florida = Separate the Florida peninsula from Cuba
  • Strait of Georgia =  Between Vancouver Island & British Columbia.
  • Strait of Gibraltar = Only natural passage between  Atlantic Ocean & Mediterranean Sea.

  • Strait of Hormuz = Connecting Persian Gulf & Gulf of Oman
                                       Persian Gulf petroleum is shipped to the world.

Strait of Hormuz
Strait of Hormuz

  • Straits of Mackinac =  Connecting Lake Michigan & Lake Huron.
  • Strait of Magellan = Connecting Atlantic & Pacific Oceans.
Palk strait
Palk strait

  • Palk strait = Between Tamil Nadu state in India & Sri Lanka.
                                 The location of Ram Sethu.
                                 Rich in natural resources.

  • San Juanico Strait = Narrowest strait in the Philippines.
                                            Between the islands of Samar & Leyte.

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