Bass Strait


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Bass Strait

 (băs)
A channel between Tasmania and southeast Australia connecting the Indian Ocean with the Tasman Sea. Its discovery in 1798 by the British explorer George Bass (1771-1803?) proved that Tasmania was not part of the Australian continent.
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Bass Strait

(bæs)
n
(Placename) a channel between mainland Australia and Tasmania, linking the Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea
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Bass′ Strait′

(bæs)
n.
a strait between Australia and Tasmania. 80–150 mi. (130–240 km) wide.
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Sleep deprived pilot of a twin-propeller plane, flying from Tasmania to Bass Strait, fell asleep at controls and overflew his destination by 78km.
ExxonMobil said that it has made a final investment decision to develop the West Barracouta gas field in Bass Strait to bring new gas supplies to the Australian domestic market.
Nor did Matthew Flinders manage to chart Point Hicks during any of his four visits to Bass Strait between 1798 and 1803.
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She proved quick was outsailing all but the super maxis in the fleet until the last part of Bass Strait when she found a hole, but still finished fourth on line and fourth in Division 0.
In August 2015, a large cliff segment collapsed, impairing the sea outfall pipe of the local water treatment plant on the Bass Strait coast.
Andrews said Victoria, which gets most of its gas from offshore fields in the Bass Strait, would extend a moratorium on onshore conventional gas drilling until 2020, while it evaluates the risks and benefits of allowing it.
Which Australian state lies immediately across the Bass Strait from Tasmania?
SeaRoad's managing director, Michael Easy, has written to a Senate committee, warning that the Abbott's governments shipping amendments were likely to "severely impact" his plans to invest in two new ships to service Bass Strait.
The Scot is one of only The Scot is one of only five people known to five people known to have set foot on Cleft have set foot on Cleft Island, known locally as Island, known locally as Skull Rock, which lies Skull Rock, which lies three miles out into the three miles out into the Bass Strait, south east Bass Strait, south east of Melbourne.