Juan de Fuca

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Juan de Fu·ca

 (də fo͞o′kə, fyo͞o′-), Strait of
The southwest part of the Salish Sea, lying between northwest Washington State and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, linking Puget Sound with the Pacific Ocean.

Juan de Fuca

(ˈdʒuːən dɪ ˈfjuːkə; Spanish xwan de ˈfuka)
n
(Placename) Strait of Juan de Fuca a strait between Vancouver Island (Canada) and NW Washington (US). Length: about 129 km (80 miles). Width: about 24 km (15 miles)

Juan de Fu•ca

(ˈwɑn dɪ ˈfyu kə, ˈfu-, ˈʰwɑn)
n.
Strait of, a strait between Vancouver Island and NW Washington. 100 mi. (160 km) long; 15–20 mi. (24–32 km) wide. Also called Juan′ de Fu′ca Strait′.
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Early in August, a wandering band of savages from the Strait of Juan de Fuca made their appearance at the mouth of the Columbia, where they came to fish for sturgeon.
Juan de Fuca es el remanente del norte de la placa de Farallon y representa las etapas finales de millones de anos de subduccion continua debajo de la costa estadunidense, refieren investigadores del Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra y Planetarias de la Universidad de California.
According to Hawley and study co-researcher Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory , Juan de Fuca's gash is probably because of a weak zone.
William Hawley and Richard Allen, from the University of California, Berkeley, investigated a peculiar region below central Oregon where a chunk of the Juan de Fuca plate appears missing. 
Not surprisingly, scientists are interested in understanding as much as they can about the Juan de Fuca Plate.
Also, in our study area, we caught steelhead that were assigned to the genetic stock group from Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, indicating that they did not migrate north immediately (we caught them at locations that were south of the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, through which they pass).
As both Queen Charlotte Strait off northern Vancouver Island and Juan De Fuca strait off southern Vancouver Island lie in a southeasterly direction from the open ocean (Fig.
maenas has not only thrived, but also spread to the central British Columbia coast around Bella Bella (detected 2011), Sooke Inlet on the Strait of Juan de Fuca portion of the Salish Sea (detected 2012), and northern Queen Charlotte Strait near Port Hardy (detected 2015) (Gillespie et al.
The range of the Fe isotope compositions of the Juan de Fuca ridge is from -0.82[per thousand] to -0.33[per thousand], with an average [delta][sup.56]Fe of -0.58 [+ or -] 0.20[per thousand] (n = 3) [20].
Note that we live on extraordinarily unstable geological formations on which we are very highly likely to experience large abrupt movements - earthquakes - as the extreme stresses in the colliding/subducting Pacific Northwest geologic formations are released (for example, the Juan de Fuca plate is subducting under the North American plate).
John the Divine Anglican Church in Victoria and arch deacon of Juan de Fuca, diocese of British Columbia, died on August 1 after a short illness.
On July 23, delegates were given the opportunity to board the HMCS Vancouver at CFB Esquimalt for a guided tour that included demonstrations and maneuvers in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Attendees expressed great admiration for the work of the men and women on duty who were exceptional hosts.