Whales, Bay of

Whales, Bay of
geographical name inlet of Ross Sea Antarctica in Ross Ice Shelf

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  • Whales,Bay of — Whales (hwālz, wālz), Bay of An inlet of the Ross Sea in the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica. It has been used as a base for Antarctic expeditions since 1911. * * * …   Universalium

  • Whales, Bay of — Former inlet of the Ross Sea, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. It was first seen by the British explorer James C. Ross in 1842. The bay was the continent s most southerly open harbour in summer and was the site of several important bases for Antarctic …   Universalium

  • bay — bay1 /bay/, n. 1. a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf. 2. South Atlantic States. an arm of a swamp. 3. a recess of land, partly surrounded by hills. 4. an arm of a prairie or swamp,… …   Universalium

  • Bay mud — consists of thick deposits of soft, unconsolidated silty clay, which is saturated with water; these soil layers are situated at the bottom of certain estuaries, which are normally in temperate regions that have experienced cyclical glacial cycles …   Wikipedia

  • Bay — of Bengal, Biscay (nicknamed Biscuits by sailors), Boston, Charleston, Fundy, Holland, Islands, Laig, Mission, Naples, New York, Panama, Pigs, River, San Diego, San Francisco, State, Street, Whales; The Bay Algoa Bay or Port Elizabeth Bay in… …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Whales — [hwālz, wālz] Bay of inlet of the Ross Sea, near Little America …   English World dictionary

  • Bay of Fundy — The Bay of Fundy ( fr. Baie de Fundy) is a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of… …   Wikipedia

  • Bay of Whales — The Bay of Whales (coord|78|30|S|164|20|W|) is an iceport indenting the front of Ross Ice Shelf just northward of Roosevelt Island. A natural ice harbor which generally forms here, it served as the base site for Roald Amundsen s successful… …   Wikipedia

  • Whales — /hwaylz, waylz/, n. Bay of, an inlet of the Ross Sea, in Antarctica: location of Little America. * * * …   Universalium

  • Whales — [[t](h)weɪlz, weɪlz[/t]] n. geg Bay of, an inlet of the Ross Sea, in Antarctica: location of Little America …   From formal English to slang

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