Bass Strait

Bass Strait (băs) [key], channel, 80 to 150 mi (129–241 km) wide, between Tasmania and Victoria, SE Australia, connecting the Indian Ocean and Tasman Sea; Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne are on the northwest coast. Bass Strait is an important fishing area. The exploration of the strait by Englishman George Bass in 1798 proved that Tasmania was not a part of the Australian continent.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Bass Strait from Fact Monster:

  • Furneaux Group - Furneaux Group Furneaux Group , about 25 islands, c.900 sq mi (2,330 sq km), Tasmania, SE ...
  • Port Phillip Bay - Port Phillip Bay Port Phillip Bay, large deepwater inlet of Bass Strait, 30 mi (48 km) long and 25 ...
  • Tasmania - Tasmania Tasmania , island state (1991 pop. 359,286), 26,383 sq mi (68,332 sq km), SE Commonwealth ...
  • Victoria, state, Australia - Victoria Victoria , state (1991 pop. 3,770,684), 87,884 sq mi (227,620 sq km), SE Australia. It is ...
  • Encyclopedia: Oceans and Continents - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Oceans and Continents.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Oceans and Continents

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe