Hecate Strait

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Hec·ate Strait

 (hĕk′ət, -ə-tē)
A channel of western British Columbia, Canada, separating the Queen Charlotte Islands from coastal islands off the mainland of the province.
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Le to pay a total of $15,000, with $14,000 of that to be used for fisheries preservation and conservation projects in and around Haida Gwaii and Hecate Strait.
During meetings of municipalities on the west coast a year or so ago, delegates were told that there were just 13 people in the province trained to respond to oil spills, and the response time to an oil spill in the north (think Hecate Strait between Haida Gwaii and mainland BC) would be 72 hours from when the spill was detected.
Spirinchus starksi is known from 2 records in Southeast Alaska, off Sitka, and in Shelikof Bay (Dryfoos 1961, McAllister 1963; Mecklenburg and others 2002), and a few records from Hecate Strait and the Queen Charlotte Islands (Hart 1973).
Environment Canada calls Hecate Strait, one of the areas the route traverses, the fourth most dangerous waterway in the world.
Moreover, parameter confidence intervals for the WOLS GOA model widely overlapped the parameter confidence intervals for the Hecate Strait and Strait of Georgia models (McFarlane and King, 2009).
At this locus, the genotypic frequencies in the Hecate Strait, Port McNeil, Winter Harbour, and Boundary Bay populations were not in HWE, possibly as a result of the wide range in allele size and reduced amplification of larger-sized alleles.
Throughout the summer, these ambitious mariners crisscrossed Hecate Strait, trading for eulachon oil to enrich their diet and raiding for captive slaves to enrich their economy.
Swells rolling in from Hecate Strait smash chaotically against the spruce-capped islets, and that nervous feeling in my stomach returns.
We entered Canadian waters and passed through Hecate Strait, Queen Charlotte Sound and Queen Charlotte Strait where the Japanese Current meets the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
No fearsome war canoes patrolled the coast as I clambered aboard the single- engine float plane that would shuttle me across notorious Hecate Strait.
According to a source, 'Once the legislation is passed, it will provide a high level of protection for the Canadian coastline around Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound.