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  Bay of Biscay — FactMonster.com
The bay is noted for its sudden, severe storms and its strong currents.
The rocky northeastern and southern coasts of Biscay are irregular with many good harbors; numerous offshore islands are there.
Médoc - Médoc Médoc, region, SW France, a peninsula extending NW of Bordeaux between the Bay...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0807679.html   (209 words)

 Global Yacht Training
The Bay of Biscay is a region known for rough seas and is home to some of the the Atlantic Ocean’s fiercest weather.
South of this the bay starts to narrow as you pass the entrance to the majestic Brisbane River - only 15 miles upstream you can moor in a marina in the heart of the city.
The bay is alive with bird and marine life; dolphins and dugong are seen regularly and the odd whale breaching at the northern end!
www.globalyachttraining.com /about_traininglocations.asp   (956 words)

 EO Newsroom: New Images - Bay of Biscay in Bloom
A large phytoplankton bloom in France’s Bay of Biscay brought bright swirls of light blue and turquoise to the surface across much of the bay.
Coccolithophores are not hazardous to their environment, and it is not at all unusual to see such a bloom in the Bay of Biscay this time of year.
In addition to the role these organisms play in the marine food chain, scientists are interested in tracking coccolithophore blooms as indicators of the physical state of the ocean and how the ocean may be changing in response to shifting weather patterns and longer-term climate change.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16548   (347 words)

  Admiralty Charts Bay of Biscay, Liberian Peninsula, Morocco, Islas Canarias, Madeira and Arquipelago dos Acores E 53
Admiralty Charts Bay of Biscay, Spain, Portugal and Western Mediterranean
Table of Admiralty Charts Bay of Biscay, Spain, Portugal and Western Mediterranean E 38
Imray Marine charts, British Isles and Bay of Biscay -
www.sailgb.com /p/admiralty_charts_bay_of_biscay_lberian_peninsula_morocco_islas_canarias_madeira_and_arquipelago_dos_acores_e_53   (742 words)

  Bay of Biscay - LoveToKnow 1911
Golfo de Vizcaya), an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean; bounded on the E. and N.E. by France, as far as the island of Ushant, and on the S. by Spain as far as Cape Ortegal.
The Bay of Biscay is the Sinus Aquitanicus, Sinus Cantabricus or Cantaber Oceanus of the Romans; hence it is sometimes known as the Cantabrian Sea.
The exposed position of the bay, and the diversity of its currents, have rendered it notorious for its storms.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bay_of_Biscay   (149 words)

 The Bay of Biscay
The other "Bay of Biscay" tune is also known as Ye Gentlemen of England and concerns a ship caught in a storm in the Bay of Biscay.
The Bay of Biscay is an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Europe, bounded by France and Spain.
In the Bay of Biscay, O! Her yielding timbers sever,
www.contemplator.com /sea/biscay.html   (154 words)

 Government   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bay cat (Zo["o]l.), a wild cat of Africa and the East Indies ({Felis aurata).
The name is not restricted to tracts of water with a narrow entrance, but is used foe any recess or inlet between capes or headlands; as, the Bay of Biscay.
Sick bay, in vessels of war, that part of a deck appropriated to the use of the sick.
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 bay - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Bay (body of water), small body of water or inlet that is set off from a larger body of water.
Bantry Bay, inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, southwestern Ireland, county Cork.
The bay is 40 km (25 mi) long and 16 km (10 mi) wide; it forms a fine...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=bay   (265 words)

 ESA - Observing the Earth - Earth from Space: The Bay of Biscay
A break in the clouds in an Envisat observation of the west coast of Europe this week reveals a striking marine phytoplankton bloom currently dominating the Bay of Biscay.
Phytoplankton are microscopic marine plants that drift on or near the surface of the sea, by far the most abundant type of life found in the ocean.
Phytoplankton blooms occur frequently at this time of year in the Bay of Biscay.
www.esa.int /esaEO/SEMOZVY5D8E_index_0.html   (418 words)

 History and Ecology - Discover Biscayne Bay
Other theories hold that the bay was named after one of several Spaniards called El Biscaino or El Viscaino, including one gentleman who served as Keeper of the Swans at the Spanish court before settling on one of the islands in the bay.
Biscayne Bay is the largest estuary on the coast of southeast Florida and is contiguous with the southern Florida Everglades and Florida Bay.
Biscayne Bay is part of a large south Florida ecosystem and relies on water that flows directly from the Everglades, through the watershed and into the bay.
www.discoverbiscaynebay.org /about/history.asp   (451 words)

 Bay of Biscay - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Biscay, Bay of, vast inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, southeastern Europe, bounded on the north and east by France and on the south by Spain.
1982: Disasters : MARINE : Bay of Biscay.
Bay (body of water) : pictures of bays
encarta.msn.com /Bay_of_Biscay.html   (131 words)

 Phyto. Bay of Biscay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Overfishing some of the fish stocks of the Bay of Biscay constitutes a real threat for this area ; it is thus necessary to develop a sustainable management of the fisheries resources to keep both the economic activities and the exploited marine ecosystems from decline.
This is why the Coastal Ecology Department (in particular the "Eutrophication and Bioaccumulation" and "Phytoplankton Blooms" laboratories) are focusing on characterising and modelling the phytoplankton compartment in the Bay of Biscay, especially in its northern part, as it is influenced by the Loire river inputs.
Then a mathematical modelling approach was implemented (cf ELISE modelling) to summarise the data acquired previously, to sort in ascending sequences the main processes, and to predict the evolutions of the target ecosystems according to several scenarios of evolution for the forcing parameters.
www.ifremer.fr /delec-en/projets/phyto_gascogne/phytopla_gascogne.htm   (396 words)

 Bay of Biscay programme   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This challenge is addressed through a major study of the bay of Biscay.
River flow and sole juvenile abundance in the bay of the Vilaine river over the past two decades were analysed, establishing a relationship between the abundance of these juveniles, i.e.
For instance, an operational assessment of the spiny lobster fleet in the bay was made for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, combining information about the vessels' activity and their economic situation.
www.ifremer.fr /anglais/rapp2001/defi1.htm   (744 words)

 Internal Solitary Waves in the Bay of Biscay
The Bay of Biscay is well known for its energetic internal tides [1].
In a numerical study on the generation of ISWs in the Bay of Biscay, Gerkema showed [2,7] that at neap tides the additional dispersion supplied by the Earth's rotation does prevent the disintegration of the internal tide into ISWs.
The Bay of Biscay (left) as part of the west European shelf-edge.
www.whoi.edu /science/AOPE/people/tduda/isww/text/lam/lam.htm   (1213 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bay of Biscay, nestled between France and Spain, was a dangerous place during World Wa r I. German U-Boats owned the Bay, eagerly sinking British and American ships that would dare enter her waters.
Despite the perils of the Bay of Biscay, it was necessary for ships from America to reach France with both supplies and troops, with Bordeaux being the most popular port.
Also on the ship is a French girl named Gaby, described as having “blonde hair which was always coming down, a loud laugh, a good body, and a bad odor of some sort.” There is a lot of apprehension amongst the young men, who are on their way to the front for the first time.
www.umich.edu /~eng217/student_projects/nickadamstravel/pages/bayofbiscay.htm   (485 words)

 Anchovy Fishing in Bay of Biscay Banned - Science - RedOrbit
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anchovy fishing will be banned in the Bay of Biscay until the end of the year to preserve stocks, the European Commission said on Monday.
Lying off the North Atlantic coastlines of France and Spain, the Bay of Biscay is the key trawling ground for anchovy, an essential ingredient in Spanish cooking.
The EU had already banned anchovy fishing in the Bay of Biscay from July last year to the end of February this year, a Commission spokeswoman said.
www.redorbit.com /news/science/558077/anchovy_fishing_in_bay_of_biscay_banned/index.html?source=r_science   (263 words)

 Phytoplankton 'spring bloom' takes place in Bay of Biscay
A break in the clouds reveals a striking marine phytoplankton bloom currently dominating the Bay of Biscay.
Phytoplankton are microscopic marine plants that drift on or near the surface of the sea, by far the most abundant type of life found in the ocean.
Phytoplankton blooms occur frequently at this time of year in the Bay of Biscay.
www.surfersvillage.com /news.asp?Id_news=16623   (449 words)

 Bay of Biscay   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bay of Biscay bounded by the french and spanish Atlantic coasts is characterized by a number of physical processes.
In the frame of the « Pôle d’Océanographie Côtière », our project is to build a model of the coastal zone of the Bay of Biscay by taking into account the high frequency processes (tidal gravity waves), and the circulation induced by the wind and exchanges with deep ocean.
The interactions with deep ocean will be dealt by using boundary conditions given by the project of operational oceanography at the global scale MERCATOR, and then adapted to the physics and the topography of the coastal model by the VICOM method.
www.aero.obs-mip.fr /activite_scientifique/oceano/bay_biscay.htm   (227 words)

 Biscay Cetacean Monitoring Network
Information on the relative abundance, distribution and behaviour of marine mammals, seabirds and other marine life in the region are published as part of the annual ORCA Report (now in its 5th year).
During the last 10 years ORCA has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the importance of the Bay of Biscay as a region of exceptional cetacean abundance and diversity through a variety of media, publications and public events.
This recently culminated in the organisation and hosting of a workshop entitled ‘Cetacean Research and Conservation in the Bay of Biscay’, at the European Cetacean Society (ECS) Conference in Gran Canaria, 2003.
www.orcaweb.org.uk /biscaycetnet.htm   (343 words)

 Canvas Holidays camping and tent holidays in Bay of Biscay, Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Camping in Bay of Biscay offering you canvas tent holidays and caravans for rental and hire in Bay of Biscay.
Canvas Holidays camping and canvas tent holidays in Bay of Biscay, Spain offers you camping and luxury holiday caravan holidays provided by Canvas Holidays in Bay of Biscay, Spain.
Canvas Holidays in Bay of Biscay, Spain offer you freedom and flexibility for your holiday and have fantastic facilities, which include swimming pools and leisure complexes for all the family to enjoy.
www.camp-sites.co.uk /canvas_holidays/spain/bay_of_biscay.htm   (288 words)

 Cokemachineglow.com : Velella Velella: The Bay of Biscay
The Bay of Biscay is dance music for only half the parts of the body, freeing the mental from physical override so that listeners like Amir Nezar can head-nod to the beat but still chin-stroke at the compositional gung-ho on display.
They don't end up hopelessly insular and self-indulgent because, with The Bay of Biscay, the final destination or goal is to create an odyssey for the listener, a sprawling one hour adventure that's all about making true the "joy-in-the-journey" cliche.
Willfully open to listener enjoyment and participation, The Bay of Biscay is just as willful in its refusal to pander to expectations or to give in to the temptation of dictating its purpose.
www.cokemachineglow.com /reviews/velella_biscay2005.html   (601 words)

 Whale Watching in the Bay of Biscay - Bay of Biscay, France   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Few locations in the world are able to offer such an extraordinary diversity of sealife, but the Bay of Biscay is one of them, thanks to the enormous variation in sea depth as we cross two continental shelves.
There will be plenty of opportunity to watch the whales and dolphins in action from the deck of your 5 star vessel, accompanied by an expert guide.
Sail north across the Bay of Biscay, seawatching.
www.woohoo-gifts.co.uk /gift-Whale-Watching-in-the-Bay-of-Biscay.html   (290 words)

 Fishupdate.com: Whale and dolphin calves increasing in Bay of Biscay
THE Biscay Dolphin Research Programme (BDRP) has recorded an increasing number of whale and dolphin calves and juveniles in the Bay of Biscay and English Channel during the spring and summer months confirming the importance of the area as a calving ground and an area probably used by many species during the post-natal period.
Over 3500 dolphins were seen during the passage south with a single pod in excess of 1000 individuals, with more than 50 juveniles and calves – this clearly demonstrates the importance of the area for this species.
The Bay of Biscay is a area of variable sea depths, ranging from shallow coastal waters (less than 100 meters) to the very deep abyssal plain (>4000 meters), with many underwater features such as deep sea canyons and a steep continental slope.
www.fishupdate.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/3195/Whale_and_dolphin_calves_increasing_in__Bay_of_Biscay.html   (523 words)

 BAY OF BISCAY (Fr. Gol... - Online Information article about BAY OF BISCAY (Fr. Gol...
Search over 40,000 articles from the original, classic Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition.
Biscay is the Sinus Aquitanicus, Sinus Cantabricus or Cantaber See also:
Romans; hence it is sometimes known as the Cantabrian See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BER_BLA/BISCAY_BAY_OF_Fr_Golfe_de_Gasco.html   (228 words)

 Bay of Biscay 1997
Most of the daylight on this journey was spent crossing the English Channel and passing the Brest Peninsula of France, crossing the bulk of the Bay of Biscay, generally the most interesting area, during the hours of darkness.
The rest of the afternoon and early evening were spent passing fairly close to France, before finally entering the northern Bay of Biscay.
We estimated that we would have reached the deep water of Biscay at around an hour after nightfall, and would have passed out of it by around an hour before sunrise, so we had just missed what was probably the most productive area, and hence had not seen quite as much as we had hoped.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/tripreports/Biscay97.html   (2341 words)

 WhaleGuide.com - Bay of Biscay Whale & Dolphin Watching
There are few locations in the world that offer such an extraordinary diversity of marine life as the Bay of Biscay.
We are therefore proud to present another series of superb whale and wildlife watching mini-cruises from Portsmouth to northern Spain throughout the spring summer and autumn of 2001.
The Bay of Biscay is one of Europe's last great wildernesses.
www.whaleguide.com /directory/companyofwhales.htm   (184 words)

 Bay Of Biscay Spelled In Spanish Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Find discount bay of biscay spelled in spanish language at Amazon.
Juan Ponce de León in 1513 and became the center of a Spanish but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea: the Bay of Biscay.
Unusually high numbers of dead giant squid, washed up on Spanish dead at sea, along Spain’s northern coast on the Bay of Biscay.
www.rhapsodoioralgreekandlatin.org /bay-of-biscay-spelled-in-spanish-language.htm   (211 words)

 Holiday Accommodation in Bay of Biscay - Spain
Book your holiday accommodation in Bay of Biscay Spain via Holiday-villa-direct and find the perfect holiday villa or apartment to rent in Bay of Biscay direct from the owners.
Sitting on the bay of Biscay is the The Costa Verde (Green Coast) as the Asturias coastline is known this is where the discerning Spanish go in summer staying in coastal holiday towns like San Sebastian and Santander.
Pounded by the Atlantic, the Bay of Biscay fronts Spains northern coast.
www.holiday-villa-direct.com /Costa/bay-of-biscay.html   (255 words)

 Bay of Biscay
In fact, at least 16 species are recorded in the Bay during a typical year.
The Bay is also one of the best regions of the world for rare beaked whales and we regularly see Cuvier's Beaked Whales and sometimes Northern Bottlenose Whales.
Little Shearwater is a rarity that we may see in the Southern Bay with more than 5 seen on some 2002 trips.
home.btconnect.com /wildwings/bayofbiscay.html   (489 words)

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