Strait of Gibraltar


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Noun1.Strait of Gibraltar - the strait between Spain and Africa
Pillars of Hercules - the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules
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And so it happened that on a certain day two vessels passed in the Strait of Gibraltar. The smaller, a trim white yacht, was speeding toward the east, and on her deck sat a young woman who gazed with sad eyes upon a diamondstudded locket which she idly fingered.
The apprehension of the British vessel came two weeks after British naval forces unlawfully seized Iranian-owned supertanker Grace 1 and its cargo of 2.1 million barrels of oil in the Strait of Gibraltar.
The Caribbean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Tasman Sea, the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, the Yellow Sea, the North Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Biscay, Lake Superior, the Strait of Gibraltar, the Gulf of Bothnia: Seascapes (Damiani) collects a Rothko-like series of images of these and other bodies of water, all captured by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.
ANORTHUMBERLAND wild swimmer will tackle a gruelling six-hour slog in the Strait of Gibraltar to raise cash for a charity.
As continental ice sheets grew during the ice ages, flow through the Strait of Gibraltar was reduced, causing measurable increases in the oxygen isotope O-18 (8 protons and 10 neutrons) relative to O-16 (8 protons and 8 neutrons) in Mediterranean waters, which became preserved in the shells of the ancient plankton.
Now the adrenalinejunkie-grandad from Shirley is planning to cross the Strait of Gibraltar next month while strapped to the top of a plane - a trip that has never been done before.
Tangier is a city in northern Morocco located on the North African coast at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted, Friday in Geneva, a draft resolution in which it welcomed the progress achieved in the proposed Europe-Africa permanent link across the Strait of Gibraltar and the establishment of an action plan in this area for the period 2013-2016.
The Gibraltar Crusade focuses predominantly on the role of the kingdom of Castile and its successive monarchs--Alfonso X, Sancho W, Fernando IV, and Alfonso XI--to control the Strait of Gibraltar, and thus prevent further Muslim invaders from entering Morocco and possibly bring the reconquest to its ultimate conclusion by expelling the Muslims from Iberia.
Father-of-two Stephen Redmond made it across the English Channel, the Strait of Gibraltar and is now one of the few who have successfully crossed the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland.
The Strait of Gibraltar has the second highest density of traffic in the world, just behind that of Malacca in Singapore.