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Bay of Biscay

Index Bay of Biscay

The Bay of Biscay (Golfe de Gascogne, Golfo de Vizcaya, Pleg-mor Gwaskogn, Bizkaiko Golkoa) is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean located south of the Celtic Sea. [1]

99 relations: Adour, Asón (river), Asturias, Atlantic Ocean, Avilés, Basque Country (autonomous community), Basque Country (greater region), Battle of the Bay of Biscay, Battle of the Bay of Biscay (1592), Bay, Bayonne, Beaked whale, Biarritz, Bidasoa, Bilbao, Biscay, Biscay Bay, Biscayne (ethnonym), Biscayne Bay, Bordeaux, Brest, France, Bridge (nautical), British Isles, Brittany, Brittany Ferries, Cantabri, Cantabria, Cantabrian Sea, Cape Ortegal Lighthouse, Celtic Sea, Cetacea, Channel Fleet, Charente (river), Colpomenia peregrina, Continental shelf, Cuvier's beaked whale, Cyclone Klaus, Deba River, Deva (river), Dolphin, Dordogne (river), Drizzle, Ebro, Eo (river), Esva River, France, French Basque Country, French Revolutionary Wars, Galicia (Spain), Galicians, ..., Gannet, Garonne, Gascon language, Gascony, German submarine U-667, Gijón, Grammatostomias flagellibarba, Gulf Stream, History of Basque whaling, HMS Enterprise (D52), HMS Glasgow (C21), International Hydrographic Organization, La Rochelle, Loire, Mediterranean Sea, Nalón (river), Nantes, Naval mine, Nervión, Nivelle (river), North Atlantic right whale, Oiartzun (river), Operation Stonewall, Order of battle in the Biscay campaign of June 1795, Oria (river), Ortegal, P&O Ferries, Pas (river), Plymouth, Point Penmarc'h, Poole, Portsmouth, Punta de Estaca de Bares, Saint-Nazaire, Saja (river), San Sebastián, Santander, Spain, Seabird, Sella River (Bay of Biscay), Sor Mañón, Soviet submarine K-8, Spain, SPL Princess Anastasia (1986), Terra (satellite), Urola (river), Urumea, Weather, Whale, World War II. Expand index (49 more) »

Adour

The Adour (Aturri, Ador) is a river in southwestern France.

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Asón (river)

The Asón is a river in Northern Spain, flowing through the Autonomous Community of Cantabria.

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Asturias

Asturias (Asturies; Asturias), officially the Principality of Asturias (Principado de Asturias; Principáu d'Asturies), is an autonomous community in north-west Spain.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Avilés

Avilés is a city in Asturias, Spain.

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Basque Country (autonomous community)

The Basque Country (Euskadi; País Vasco; Pays Basque), officially the Basque Autonomous Community (Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa, EAE; Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, CAV) is an autonomous community in northern Spain.

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Basque Country (greater region)

The Basque Country (Euskal Herria; Pays basque; Vasconia, País Vasco) is the name given to the home of the Basque people.

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Battle of the Bay of Biscay

The Battle of the Bay of Biscay was a naval action that took place on 28 December 1943 during World War II as part of the Atlantic campaign.

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Battle of the Bay of Biscay (1592)

The Battle of the Bay of Biscay of 1592 was a naval engagement that took place in waters of the Bay of Biscay, in November 1592, between a Spanish naval force of 5 flyboats commanded by Captain Don Pedro de Zubiaur and an English convoy of 40 ships, supported by a 6-warships squadron, during the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) and the French Wars of Religion.

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Bay

A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or another bay.

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Bayonne

Bayonne (Gascon: Baiona; Baiona; Bayona) is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France.

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Beaked whale

Beaked whales are the members of the family Ziphiidae, which consists of 23 species.

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Biarritz

Biarritz (Biarritz or Miarritze; Gascon Biàrritz) is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the French Basque Country in Southwestern France.

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Bidasoa

The Bidasoa (Bidassoa) is a river in the Basque Country of northern Spain and southern France that runs largely south to north.

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Bilbao

Bilbao (Bilbo) is a city in northern Spain, the largest city in the province of Biscay and in the Basque Country as a whole.

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Biscay

Biscay (Bizkaia; Vizcaya) is a province of Spain located just south of the Bay of Biscay.

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Biscay Bay

Biscay Bay is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Biscayne (ethnonym)

Until the early 19th century the word Biscayne (.

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Biscayne Bay

Biscayne Bay (Bahía Vizcaína in Spanish) is a lagoon that is approximately long and up to wide located on the Atlantic coast of South Florida, United States.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux (Gascon Occitan: Bordèu) is a port city on the Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France.

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Brest, France

Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany.

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Bridge (nautical)

The bridge of a ship is the room or platform from which the ship can be commanded.

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British Isles

The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and over six thousand smaller isles.

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Brittany

Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.

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Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries is a French shipping company that operates a fleet of ferries and cruiseferries between France and United Kingdom, Ireland, and Spain, and between United Kingdom and Spain.

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Cantabri

The Cantabri (Καντάβροι, Kantabroi) or Ancient Cantabrians, were a pre-Roman people, probably Celtic or pre-Celtic European, and large tribal federation that lived in the northern coastal region of ancient Iberia in the second half of the first millennium BC.

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Cantabria

Cantabria is a historic Spanish community and autonomous community with Santander as its capital city.

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Cantabrian Sea

The Cantabrian Sea is the coastal sea of the Atlantic Ocean that washes the northern coast of Spain and the southwest side of the Atlantic coast of France; it represents the south area of the Bay of Biscay.

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Cape Ortegal Lighthouse

Cape Ortegal Lighthouse (Faro de Cabo Ortegal, Faro do cabo Ortegal) is a lighthouse in the Province of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

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Celtic Sea

The Celtic Sea (An Mhuir Cheilteach; Y Môr Celtaidd; An Mor Keltek; Ar Mor Keltiek; La mer Celtique) is the area of the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Ireland bounded to the east by Saint George's Channel; other limits include the Bristol Channel, the English Channel, and the Bay of Biscay, as well as adjacent portions of Wales, Cornwall, Devon, and Brittany.

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Cetacea

Cetacea are a widely distributed and diverse clade of aquatic mammals that today consists of the whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Channel Fleet

The Channel Fleet and originally known as the Channel Squadron was the Royal Navy formation of warships that defended the waters of the English Channel from 1859 to 1909 and 1914 to 1915.

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Charente (river)

The Charente (Charanta) is a long river in southwestern France.

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Colpomenia peregrina

Colpomenia peregrina, sometimes referred to by its vernacular names Oyster Thief and Bladder Weed, is a species of brown seaweed.

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Continental shelf

The continental shelf is an underwater landmass which extends from a continent, resulting in an area of relatively shallow water known as a shelf sea.

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Cuvier's beaked whale

Cuvier's beaked whale or the goose-beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris), the only member of the genus Ziphius, is the most widely distributed of all the beaked whales.

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Cyclone Klaus

Cyclone Klaus was a European windstorm or cyclone which made landfall over large parts of central and southern France, Spain and parts of Italy in January 2009.

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Deba River

The Deba River (Deba ibaia; río Deva) is a river in the Basque Country, Spain.

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Deva (river)

The Deva is a river in Northern Spain, flowing through the Autonomous Communities of Cantabria and Asturias until it joins the Cares River and flows into the Atlantic Ocean, in the Bay of Biscay, where they form the Tina Mayor estuary which is the natural border between Asturias and Cantabria.

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Dolphin

Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals.

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Dordogne (river)

The Dordogne (Dordonha, La Dordogne) is a river in south-central and southwest France.

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Drizzle

Drizzle is a light liquid precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain – generally smaller than in diameter.

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Ebro

The Ebro in English (also in Spanish, Aragonese and Basque: 'Ebre') is one of the most important rivers on the Iberian Peninsula.

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Eo (river)

The Eo is a river, long, in northwestern Spain.

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Esva River

The Esva is a river in northern Spain flowing through the Autonomous Community of Asturias.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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French Basque Country

The French Basque Country, or Northern Basque Country (Iparralde (i.e. 'the Northern Region'), Pays basque français, País Vasco francés) is a region lying on the west of the French department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

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French Revolutionary Wars

The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts lasting from 1792 until 1802 and resulting from the French Revolution.

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Galicia (Spain)

Galicia (Galician: Galicia, Galiza; Galicia; Galiza) is an autonomous community of Spain and historic nationality under Spanish law.

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Galicians

Galicians (galegos, gallegos) are a national, cultural and ethnic group whose historic homeland is Galicia, in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Gannet

Gannets are seabirds comprising the genus Morus, in the family Sulidae, closely related to boobies.

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Garonne

The Garonne (Garonne,; in Occitan, Catalan, and Spanish: Garona; Garumna or Garunna) is a river in southwest France and northern Spain, with a length of.

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Gascon language

Gascon is a dialect of Occitan.

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Gascony

Gascony (Gascogne; Gascon: Gasconha; Gaskoinia) is an area of southwest France that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution.

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German submarine U-667

German submarine U-667 was a Type VIIC U-boat built for Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine for service during World War II.

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Gijón

Gijón, or Xixón is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain.

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Grammatostomias flagellibarba

Grammatostomias flagellibarba, is a species of barbeled dragonfish.

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Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

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History of Basque whaling

The Basques were among the first to catch whales commercially, as opposed to aboriginal whaling, and dominated the trade for five centuries, spreading to the far corners of the North Atlantic and even reaching the South Atlantic.

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HMS Enterprise (D52)

HMS Enterprise was one of two light cruisers of the Royal Navy.

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HMS Glasgow (C21)

The seventh HMS Glasgow, built on the Clyde, was a Southampton-class light cruiser, a sub-class of the and commissioned in September 1937.

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International Hydrographic Organization

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is the inter-governmental organisation representing hydrography.

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Loire

The Loire (Léger; Liger) is the longest river in France and the 171st longest in the world.

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Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa and on the east by the Levant.

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Nalón (river)

The Nalón is a long river and the longest river in the autonomous community of Asturias, Spain.

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Nantes

Nantes (Gallo: Naunnt or Nantt) is a city in western France on the Loire River, from the Atlantic coast.

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Naval mine

A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.

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Nervión

The Nervión river (Nerbioi) runs through the city of Bilbao, Spain into the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay).

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Nivelle (river)

The Nivelle (widest accepted Basque forms: Ugarana or Urdazuri) is a long river in the Northern Basque Country (France) flowing largely south-east to north-west, with only 7 km of its length being considered navigable.

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North Atlantic right whale

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis, which means "good, or true, whale of the ice") is a baleen whale, one of three right whale species belonging to the genus Eubalaena, all of which were formerly classified as a single species.

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Oiartzun (river)

The Oiartzun River is a short river in the Basque Country in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Operation Stonewall

Operation Stonewall was a World War II operation to intercept blockade runners off the west coast of German-occupied France.

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Order of battle in the Biscay campaign of June 1795

The Biscay campaign of June 1795 consisted of a series of manoeuvres and two battles fought between the British Channel Fleet and the French Atlantic Fleet off the Southern coast of Brittany in the Bay of Biscay during the French Revolutionary Wars.

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Oria (river)

The Oria is a river in the Basque Country at the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Ortegal

Ortegal is a comarca in the Galician Province of A Coruña, Spain.

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P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries is a British-based company that operates ferries from the United Kingdom to Ireland and Continental Europe (France, Belgium and the Netherlands).

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Pas (river)

The Pas River is located in the region of Cantabria in the northern part of Spain.

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Plymouth

Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.

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Point Penmarc'h

Point Penmarc'h, often spelled Point Penmarch, or in French Pointe de Penmarc'h, is the extremity of a small peninsula in Finistère department in Brittany in northwestern France, and the northern limit of the Bay of Biscay.

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Poole

Poole is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England.

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.

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Punta de Estaca de Bares

Punta de Estaca de Bares is the northernmost point of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, at a latitude of 43° 47′ 38″ North.

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Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire (Gallo: Saint-Nazère/Saint-Nazaer) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, in traditional Brittany.

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Saja (river)

The Saja is a river in the autonomous community of Cantabria, northern Spain.

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San Sebastián

San Sebastián or Donostia is a coastal city and municipality located in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.

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Santander, Spain

The port city of Santander (Cántabru: Sanander) is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain.

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Seabird

Seabirds (also known as marine birds) are birds that are adapted to life within the marine environment.

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Sella River (Bay of Biscay)

The Sella is a river located in northwest Spain.

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Sor Mañón

The Sor River or Sor Mañón flows between the provinces of A Coruña and Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.

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Soviet submarine K-8

K-8 was a of the Soviet Northern Fleet that sank in the Bay of Biscay with its nuclear weapons on board on April 12, 1970.

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Spain

Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.

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SPL Princess Anastasia (1986)

MS SPL Princess Anastasia is a cruiseferry owned by Moby St Peter Line.

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Terra (satellite)

Terra (EOS AM-1) is a multi-national NASA scientific research satellite in a Sun-synchronous orbit around the Earth.

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Urola (river)

The Urola is a river and valley in Gipuzkoa, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.

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Urumea

The Urumea (or, stemming from Basque "ur" 'water' + "me(he)a" 'thin') is a river in the Basque Country at the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Weather

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy.

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Whale

Whales are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Biscay

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