Bodies of Water

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Geography
California
Mexico
Bodies of Water

What body of water separates the Baja California Peninsula from mainland Mexico?

It's not separated completely (it's a peninsula, not an island), but the main body of water separating Baja California from the rest of Mexico is the Gulf of California, an offshoot of the Pacific Ocean. Technically I suppose you could say that the Colorado River (which empties into the Gulf of California) also separates it, but the actual state border between Sonora and Baja California is only MAINLY the Colorado River (there are places where the border deviates from the river's course), and also the Colorado River is no longer really a river or even a body of water for its entire course (it dries up a few dozen miles from the mouth of the river, and for the remainder of its historical course it's either a dry gully or a negative estuary).

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Grammar
Jokes and Riddles
Bodies of Water
Word Games

What gets wetter as it dries?

A towel gets wetter as it dries you. YOU dry off while the TOWEL gets wet.
a towel!!
A Towel

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Mexico
Bodies of Water
Oceans and Seas

What bodies of water border Mexico?

Mexico has 11,122 kilometers (6,911 miles) of coastline, facing the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans (via the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea):


On its western coasts, Mexico is bordered by the Pacific Ocean. Along its northwestern coast is the Gulf of California or Mar de Cortes, which is defined by mainland Mexico and the Baja California peninsula.


On its eastern shores, Mexico faces the Gulf of Mexicobetween the US-Mexico border and the northeastern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, close to the city of Cancun. Between Cancun and the Mexico-Belize border, the Yucatan Peninsula has coasts in the Caribbean Sea.

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Bodies of Water
Saltwater Fish
Oceans and Seas

Name five types of ocean fish?

Barracuda , Tuna , Garibaldi , Sheepshead , Halibut , are five types of ocean fish.

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Geography
Denmark

What body of water surrounds Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is not surrounded by water. However, it is bordered on its eastern side by the Øresund strait, which connects the Baltic to the North Sea.

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Geography
Russia
Bodies of Water

What is the name of Russia's icebound sea?

The Laptev Sea, but other sea's north of Russia are Barents Sea, Kara Sea, and the East Siberian Sea.

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Bodies of Water

What is the World's most dangerous body of water?

Lake Superior between Michigan and Canada has the most shipwrecks for a body of water that size. If you combine all of the shipwrecks of the great lakes, they have more shipwrecks than all of the other bodies of water in the world combined.

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Literature Classics
Bodies of Water
Definitions

What is the water under a drawbridge called?

moat

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Geology
Bodies of Water

How do people use the Ganges delta?

I think people use the Ganges delta for resources.

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History of Science
Bodies of Water
Lakes and Rivers
Soaps and Detergents

What does detergent do to lakes?

detergent itself: practically nothing. however many commercial detergent blends include phosphates: these can fertilize algae growth, reducing oxygen in the water, and killing other aquatic life.

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Geography
California
Mexico
Bodies of Water

What gulf separates Baja California from the rest of Mexico?

Gulf of California

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Geography
Alaska
Bodies of Water

What are famous bodies of water in Alaska?

The Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Bering Sea, the Chukchi Sea and the Yukon River.

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Bodies of Water
Oceans and Seas
Plural Nouns

What are gulfs?

a portion of the ocean partly surrounded by land - as in the Persian Gulf

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Bodies of Water
Lakes and Rivers

How bodies of water are formed?

first when it rains, water comes down. then it eventually evaporates into the sky. witch makes it rain again. with keeps on making puddles that make the ground kind of dig in. so then you have bodies of water!

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Geography
Bodies of Water
Landforms

What is water with land around called?

Archipelago

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France
Bodies of Water
England

Which body of water separates England from France?

The 350-mile long stretch of water is known as the 'English Channel' in English, or 'La Manche' in French. It separates England from France and is 21 miles wide at its narrowest point between Dover and Calais.
The English Channel (Le Manche in French).

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Bodies of Water

What are bodies of water near San Francisco?

Erm, just the Pacific Ocean, no biggie :D

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France
Bodies of Water

The largest body of water in the ancient world?

The Nile River

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Meteorology and Weather
Bodies of Water
Climatology and Climate Changes

How do bodies of water affect the climate?

They cause smaller temperature swings. APEX

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Bodies of Water

What bodies of water flow from higher elevations to lower elevations?

According to my calculations, you're very slow.

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Mexico
Bodies of Water
Oceans and Seas
Education

What is Mexico's largest landform?

The Central Mexican Plateau or Mexican Altiplano is the largest landform in Mexico. It is delimited by the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges, and covers 30% of Mexico's territory. It is also home to almost 75% of the Mexican population.

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Australia
Bodies of Water
Wetlands

What percentage of Australia is covered by wetlands?

It is difficult to give a straight answer.

Despite being the driest continent on earth after Antarctica, Australia has 520 wetlands which are recognised by state authorities as being "important".

Coastal and marine wetlands, which make up 161 of these recognised wetlands, make up 42% of the coastal strip. The coastal strip is roughly defined as a 3 km strip extending from marine waters inland. This coastal strip also includes very large areas of mangroves and tidal flats, mostly in northern Australia. The percentage of the coastal zone defined as wetlands varies from 64% in Northern Territory to 14% in Tasmania.

There are also numerous wetlands areas inland, but many of these have dried up as a result of European settlement interrupting normal water flows. There are no readily available figures suggesting Australia's percentage of actual wetlands.

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Bodies of Water
The Moon

How does bodies of water affects the growth of human society and economy?

shipping, food sources, drinking water, sanitation, sustainable agriculture and live stock, recreation.

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Bodies of Water
Lakes and Rivers
English to Swedish

What is the Swedish word for river?

Älv, Flod or Å

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Washington
Bodies of Water
Marine Biology

When and why does phosphorescence occur in Puget Sound?

Phosphorescence occurs in places all over the world and it happens when small micro organisms " glow" in the water. These plankton like creatures come from the bottom of the ocean where it's dark so they only come out at night. I have seen phosphorescence in the puget sound before and it occurs around the middle of august in the summer but in the sound it only happens in summer. Most of the times I have noticed it's a clear night with no rain.

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