Learnings: 01/05/21 — Bay vs Gulf

I bought my daughter a big map of USA last week.

And a couple of day later she asked me “What is Gulf of Mexico ?”.

I said “it is just like SF Bay, a lot water surrounded by land.”

She asked again, “ why it is called Gulf (and not bay) ?”

:-(

I had no idea. So I promised her that I will read.

So I investigated it today. I learned that my answer was partially true. Surrounded by land is true , but there are some significant differences.

  • Mouth of bay is bigger in comparison to mouth of gulf .
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  • Bays are “usually” small, while gulfs are big. but there are exceptions to this rule (i find bay of bengal is big)
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Cheers!!

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