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  Bay of Biscay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bay of Biscay (Spanish: Golfo de Vizcaya; French: Golfe de Gascogne; Basque: Bizkaiko Golkoa) is a gulf of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Biscay is also an area of the British Shipping Forecast, familiar to BBC Radio 4 listeners.
Volunteers and employees from the Biscay Dolphin Research Programme use the bridge of the vessel on the PandO Portsmouth to Bilbao run to observe and monitor cetacean activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bay_of_Biscay   (366 words)

 Biscay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biscay (Basque Bizkaia, Spanish: Vizcaya) is a province of northern Spain, in the northwestern part of the autonomous community of the Basque Country.
Biscay is bordered by the provinces of Cantabria and Burgos to the west, Guipúzcoa to the east, and Álava to the south, and by the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay) to the north.
The Lords, and later the kings, came to swear the Statutes to the oak of Gernika, where the assembly of the Lordship was reunited.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biscay   (695 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Biscay
It is bordered by the provinces of Cantabria, Burgos, Guipúzcoa, and Álava, and by the Bay of Biscay.
The Bay of Biscay (French: Golfe de Gascogne; Spanish: Mar Cantábrico) is an arm of the North Atlantic Ocean.
It lies along the western coast of France from Brest south to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Biscay   (1577 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bay of Biscay
The Bay of Biscay (Spanish: Golfo de Vizcaya, or more commonly Mar Cantábrico; French: Golfe de Gascogne; Basque: Bizkaiako Golkoa) is an arm of the North Atlantic Ocean.
It lies along the western coast of France from Brest south to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain, and is named for the Spanish province of Vizcaya.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bay-of-Biscay   (893 words)

 Biscay Links
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www.welcome-2-europe.com /Spain_Autonomous_Communities_Basque_Country_Biscay.html   (1781 words)

The Biscay Dolphin Research Programme (BDRP) is at the forefront of scientific research into cetaceans (the collective term for whales and dolphins) in the Eastern European Atlantic and as part of its education role, the charitable organisation also operates a selected number of eco-tourism trips each year.
The Biscay Dolphin Research Programme (BDRP) is a charitable scientific organisation, which has been conducting dedicated research into the behaviour and distribution of whales and dolphins, collectively known as cetaceans, in the Bay of Biscay for over 10 years.
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.biscay-dolphin.org.uk /pressrelease/170805a.html   (841 words)

 Biscay, Bay of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
BISCAY, BAY OF [Biscay, Bay of], arm of the Atlantic Ocean, indenting the coast of W Europe from Ushant island (Île d'Ouessant) off Brittany, NW France, to Cape Ortegal, NW Spain.
The rocky northeastern and southern coasts of Biscay are irregular with many good harbors; numerous offshore islands are there.
Bay of Biscay sightings give ferry-goers whale of a time.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Biscay-B1.asp   (307 words)

 Biscay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Arlegui, Fray José A Spaniard from Biscay, first attached to the Franciscan province of Cantabria, then transferred to Zacatecas in Mexico.
Maria del Puerto (Santona), on the Bay of Biscay, Spain, d.
Hotel Conde Duque - Bilbao The exceptionally good location of the hotel, completely renovated in 1997, allows guests to enjoy all the advantages of being in the town centre with the calmness of a residential area.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Biscay.html   (385 words)

Labets et Biscay forment une seule commune depuis août 1841.
L’église de Biscay possède un rétable des dix-septième et dix-huitième siècles.
Celles de Biscay n’ont pas eu lieu les 27 et 28 Avril 2002 (décès dans le village).
perso.wanadoo.fr /rpi.amoba/villages/labets/labets-biscay.htm   (187 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Bay of Biscay
The Basques hail from a region along the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees mountains that straddles France and Spain.
The Basque region of northern Spain lies adjacent to the southeast corner of the Bay of Biscay and the border with France.
The Aurora broke down in the Bay of Biscay on her maiden voyage, costing her owners 6 million in compensation, and has twice been hit by serious viral outbreaks, including one which hit almost 600 passengers and crew last year.
news.surfwax.com /geography/files/Bay_of_Biscay.html   (4918 words)

 Biscay Classics
Biscay Classics is catering to the "Blue Oval Classic Community", as we carry a lot of old Ford parts.
Biscay Classics is family owned with years of collecting Ford parts.
Biscay Classics has parts from the 1930's to the 1990's with most parts being early 1960's to mid 1980's.
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 Yachting Monthly Biscay Triangle - News
Tony Diment has confirmed by telephone 1730BST that the last two boats are in and the whole of the YM Biscay Triangle fleet is now safely gathered in the Marina Deportivo in La Coruna.
At 1000 am (BST) Wednesday 26th July the Biscay Triangle fleet was reasonably spread out in an area approximately 37 nautical miles North West of the island of Ushant which is off the coast of North Brittany, France.
The centre of the fleet was in position 49 deg 09 N, 5 deg,38 W. All yachts experienced some good sailing late yesterday afternoon and during the early evening with North Westerly breezes up to 15knots but later these breezes died away and this morning all were motor sailing.
www.yachtrallies.co.uk /3news/bistriangle.htm   (3183 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)

 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.
Globally, phytoplankton are a major influence on the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, and hence need to be modelled into calculations of future climate change.
www.esa.int /esaEO/SEMOZVY5D8E_index_0.html   (418 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   (339 words)

While we were waiting to cross Biscay in May 2000, two yachts arrived at Audierne having been caught in winds up to at least Force 9.
Having had several years sailing in and around Biscay, having talked to others and being a (now retired) weatherman, I will try to give some help to those wishing to follow in our wake but who may have been put off by its reputation.
A major strength of the BBC LW broadcast is that each forecast uses all the latest data including output from the 6-hourly runs of the Met Office operational numerical weather prediction model.
www.franksingleton.clara.net /biscay.html   (3068 words)

 The Bay of Biscay / Loud roar'd the dreadful thunder mp3 midi free download beach motel Sechelt bed breakfast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In the Bay of Biscay O! At length the wish'd for morrow
From the Bay of Biscay O! Andrew Cherry, who wrote the words of 'The Bay of Biscay', was the son of a printer and bookseller in Dublin.
The Bay of Biscay was notoriously hard to navigate and because of its diverse currents and numerous inlets was dreaded by sailors who encountered furious storms there.
www.ingeb.org /songs/loudroar.html   (169 words)

 Biscay Ferries England to Spain - BirdForum Location Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In recent years it has become clear that one of the easiest, cheapest and most comfortable ways to see good numbers of highly sought-after seabirds is from the ferries between England and northern Spain thatt cross the Bay of Biscay.
Heading south into Biscay the numbers of birds increases, especially when approaching the edge of the Continental Shelf.
Where the water is deepest the numbers of birds tends to decrease but once the southern edge of the shelf is reached they appear once again and here Little Shearwater and Wilson's Storm-petrel are possible.
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 X-Yachts · World Class Since 1979 - X-442 Summer Drama in the Biscay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
And everybody on board knew where the flairs were and how to use them, and we had the life raft ready for use.
When three sailing friends with 100 years of combined sailing experience take on the Bay of Biscay in the “calm” month of July, an uneventful crossing is expected.
So after some more super-fast surfs down the Biscay, we decided it was time to hit the brakes and get the spinnaker down.
www.x-yachts.com /seeems.asp?save=on&id=3354&display=on   (1315 words)

 Unusual behaviour of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Observed in the Bay of Biscay
They spend the majority of their time diving to great depths in search of their food and spend only a limited time on the surface recovering from their deep dives and are therefore not researched widely.
Such canyons and continental slope waters are known to occur in the Bay of Biscay and the unique year round research of BDRP has demonstrated that Cuvier’s beaked whales are found in these waters all year round.
They tend to be seen individually or in small groups of 2 — 4 individuals in the canyons, on the canyon plateau or on the continental slope and display a slow swimming behaviour or rest on the surface as they recover from their dives.”
www.innovations-report.de /html/berichte/umwelt_naturschutz/bericht-46906.html   (534 words)

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 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.
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.
If our observations are anything to go by, any crossing that goes through central Biscay during daylight at this time of year could be very exciting indeed, and could rival any pelagic trip in Northern European waters for excitement and quality species.
www.camacdonald.com /birding/tripreports/Biscay97.html   (2341 words)

 birdwatching trip report - Bay of Biscay and the Picos de Europa - surfbirds.com
BISCAY and THE PICOS DE EUROPA, 11/9/02 - 17/9/02.
However, some [but not all, in September] crossings have on board a P and O/Bay of Biscay Cetacean Watch representative who relays info on cetacean sightings via the P/A system, and watches from the heli-deck or roof of the bridge.
He also presents an illustrated talk sometime during the trip [announced] and is generally available to give advice during the busiest periods, ie southern Biscay.
www.surfbirds.com /mb/trips/biscay-1002-nr.html   (2805 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)

 Whale Watching in the Bay of Biscay with AmazingActivityGifts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
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.amazingactivitygifts.co.uk /experiences/Whale_Watching_in_the_Bay_of_Biscay.htm   (305 words)

 Onpassage.com :  Biscay Cruising Guides and Pilot Books
South Biscay was first published nearly thirty years ago as South Biscay Pilot and was the result of Robin Brandon’s pioneering visit to the north coast of Spain during 1971.
This sixth edition of North Biscay which covers the French coast from Ouessant to the Gironde and Bordeaux has been fully revised by Gavin McLaren using the information collected during cruises in 1998 and 1999.
North Biscay has been the standard pilot for the area for over 30 years since Adlard Coles wrote the original Biscay Harbours and Anchorages.
www.onpassage.com /Books_cruising_guides/Biscay_Channel_Brittany/Biscay.htm   (545 words)

 Follow the progress of Challenge yacht #21 on the Biscay Challenge (Cosmic Charity)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Cosmic Crew arrived on Saturday all ready for the Biscay Challenge, during which they aim to raise 50,000 GBP in sponsorship for a specially equipped ambulance to service the paediatric intensive care unit at St Mary's Hospital, London.
Day 5 and we are just clearing the Bay of Biscay having sailed 200 miles in the past 24 hours.
Everybody recovered, smiling faces all round as the weather calmed for a while, and now that the wind is increasing again there is fierce competition at the helm for the fastest speed, 10.7 so far from Suby.
www.challengebusiness.com /cas/story.asp?item=49   (487 words)

 The Bay of Biscay
There are two different tunes named The Bay of Biscay, though interestingly, both concern shipwrecks.
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.
www.contemplator.com /sea/biscay.html   (154 words)

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