Mona Passage

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Mo·na Passage

A strait between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic connecting the northern Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean Sea. Mona Island, in the passage, was visited by Columbus in 1493 and is today part of Puerto Rico.
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Mona Passage

(Placename) a strait between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, linking the Atlantic with the Caribbean
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Mo′na Pas′sage

(ˈmoʊ nə)
a strait between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. 80 mi. (129 km) wide.
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The Mona Passage continued to play a significant historical role in European voyaging and imperial expansion in the early colonial period, and was the main route into the Americas and stage for trans-Atlantic confrontations throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The port is strategically located along the Mona Passage, a key shipping route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Panama Canal, and is equipped to serve Panamax and Post-Panamax vessels.
Scientists from the University of Montenegro found the newly named Litarachna lopeza on a coral reef in Mona Passage, a stretch of water that separates Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic.
He and other scientists collected the newly baptized Litarachna lopezae water mite from a coral reef in Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Washington, July 16 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered new pontarachnid mite species, from Bajo de Sico, a mesophotic coral reef ecosystem in Mona Passage off Puerto Rico, which has been named after the famous singer Jennifer Lopez.
The flight traversed the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic--a dangerous area known for drug drops and passage of undocumented migrants trying to reach Puerto Rico's Mona Island.
Since 1900, the two largest earthquakes to occur in this region were the August 4, 1946 M8.0 Samana earthquake in northeastern Hispaniola and the July 29, 1943 M7.6 Mona Passage earthquake, both of which were shallow thrust fault earthquakes.
Holotype: USNM 400888, 155 mm SL, male; western North Atlantic, Mona Passage, off west coast of Puerto Rico, 18[degrees]07' N, 67 [degrees]40' W; 185 fathoms (338 meters); collected by Eugenio Pineiro Soler and Miguel A.
Oregon, whose sailors were shot as the swam in Mona Passage. As Mort comments, "The Germans would attack anything, it seemed" (100).
Jeanne moved across Puerto Rico, over the Mona Passage and inland over the eastern tip of Dominican Republic.
The Mona Passage is an 80-mile-wide channel between Puerto Rica and the island of Hispaniola where the powerful Atlantic and Caribbean currents meet.