Bodies of Water by Satellite Image #1

Guess the seas, lakes, channels, gulfs, straits, sounds, and bays that are pictured in these satellite images.
All images from the Landsat satellite
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Last updated: April 2, 2018
First submittedJune 29, 2017
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Lake Maracaibo
Strait of Magellan
Lake Winnipeg
Arabian Sea
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Level 72
Jun 29, 2017
Yeeessss. More! I find the bodies of water more interesting (but maybe easier) than a lot of the country images.

Strait of Magellan probably would have been a lot harder without the "Strait of _____" hint, and Lake Winnipeg was churning in my brain for a while until it finally clicked.

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Level 81
Jun 29, 2017
I recognised the place for the Strait of Magellan, just all forgotten what it was called if I ever knew. Scored Puget Sound when I tried to guess on something completely different. There are a couple there that should be easy for Americans, but are definitely harder if it isn't your home turf. Like Chesapeake, Puget, Winnipeg and Erie.
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Level 65
Jul 1, 2017
But Lake Winnipeg is in Canada!
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2018
But Canada is in North America!
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2018
How is it harder if it isn't in your home country. I am from michigan and that doesn't mean I struggled. I finished this quiz in 45 seconds.
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Level 65
Apr 12, 2019
What do you mean, how is it harder? Simple example: How many of the 100 largest US cities could you name? And how many of the Russian or Chinese ones? Most people tend to know their home turf better, just comes with growing up and living there. Chesapeake Bay for example isn't very well-known in Europe, most people you'd ask on the street probably wouldn't have heard of it before.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
try impossible. I have heard of erie, but no clue what it looks like. I heard there are great lakes. And in hindsight I have heard about hudson bay. That about all my knowledge of water in north america. Besides the oceans
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Level 46
Apr 30, 2019
True. I know of the Hudson, of course, but never happened to see an image of it ; same for Puget Sound. Winnipeg rings a bell. As for Chesapeake, I've only ever heard of it in Hamilton lol
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Level 69
Apr 22, 2020
The hardest is not knowing what these are, but how they are called. For instance I immediately recognized the bay that's inside Maryland but I had not idea what its name could be (I desperately tried Maryland bay, Delaware bay and Carolina bay), and as for the Puget sound, it's even weirder because Puget is the name of an obscure small town not far from where I live, and is the last name I would have thought of for a heavily populated bay on the other side of the world.
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Level 81
Jun 29, 2017
I don't know if I'm asking a little too much, but Sea of Cortes should be accepted for the Gulf of California, as it's best known (near that gulf).
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Level 64
Sep 29, 2017
I concur. ... Sea of Cortez
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Level 73
Sep 29, 2017
I tried sea of cortez, gulf of baja, and gulf of baja california. None of them counted. :(
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Level 71
Apr 26, 2019
Agreed, my first thought is Sea of Cortez when I think of this body of water.
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Level 71
Jun 30, 2017
I know "The Gulf of California" as the "Sea of Cortez". Am I wrong on that?
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Level 84
Jul 2, 2017
angrobper14 and CliveDexter are correct. Sea of Cortez, Sea of Cortes, and Vermilion Sea should be acceptable answers for the Gulf of California.
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2017
Yeah, another who knows it as the Sea of Cortez.

That is a dam tough quiz btw QM.

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Level 58
Sep 29, 2017
I had never heard those alternatives before - thanks, learned something new (and useful!) today now :-)
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Level ∞
Sep 30, 2017
Sea of Cortez will work now
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Level 48
Feb 1, 2019
It's not working for me.
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Level 74
Feb 15, 2020
Please accept Sea of Cortez/Cortes.
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Level 61
Sep 9, 2020
Yes, Sea of Cortez
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Level 59
Sep 29, 2017
Please note and add the alternates.
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Level 74
Apr 12, 2019
Neither 'Sea of Cortez' nor 'Sea of Cortes' works as of now.
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Level 90
Feb 2, 2018
That moment when you mistake the Vietnamese coast for the Korean, and get REALLLY frustrated that it's not accepting your answer...
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2018
Any chance you could accept just Chesapeake? For Hudson Bay it seems to be enough to just type Hudson. Threw me off for a moment.
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Level 76
Jun 26, 2018
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Level 80
Feb 6, 2019
Yes!
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Level 40
Jan 13, 2020
Yes! Please accept Chesapeake! I typed it in and I was like " That's not Chesapeake Bay?" Most of the time JetPunk accepts just the main part like Gulf of California, but the Chesapeake Bay should be the same
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Level 74
Feb 15, 2020
Please accept just Chesapeake.
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Level 74
Jan 29, 2021
please
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Level 85
Jun 26, 2018
Yeh just 'Chesapeake' should work for consistencies sake.
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Level 38
Jun 26, 2018
Ya exactly as they accepted "Hudson" for Hudson Bay so why not "Chesapeake" for Chesapeake Bay
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Level 81
Jun 27, 2018
Yeah, it threw me when Chesapeake didn't work. I kept retyping it until, in frustration, I added "Bay" and it worked.
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Level 74
Apr 12, 2019
Yeah
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Level 70
Apr 12, 2019
Agreed, just "Chesapeake" should work, both for consistency with things like "Hudson" working for "Hudson Bay," and because, speaking as someone living in Baltimore, it's frequently just called "The Chesapeake." (Of course, speaking as someone living in Baltimore, we most often just call it "The Bay," but I'll understand not wanting to allow that as a write-in ;)
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2020
It's odd that this hasn't been corrected in two years. Chesapeake Bay is the only answer that requires this, so it's very easy to assume that the answer is incorrect when you just type "Chesapeake."
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Level 85
Jun 26, 2018
I'm really surprises you didn't include Lake Rorshach.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2018
Doesn't get any easier second time round.

Someone save me a trip to google, where the heck is the 11th answer, I've never heard if it before.

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Level 83
Jul 8, 2018
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Level 70
Jul 15, 2018
Lol, cheers. Could you do the quiz for me next time and get them all right while you're at it? ;-)
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Level 53
Mar 26, 2019
You should accept Chesapeake since you accept the name of the sea/bay/lake/etc for the other ones...
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Level 59
Apr 12, 2019
Although it would create a 2-for-1 answer, the P.G. photo should allow A.G. as an alternate answer. I wouldn't recommend referring to it as P.G. in polite company of Saudis, Kuwaitis, etc. - your business aspirations there just went down the plug hole.
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2019
Agreeance on accepting just Chesapeake. Or make it clear in your instructions that you have to say the full name of the body of water.
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Level 61
Apr 12, 2019
Wrote Puget Sound Pudget Sound

Poor me

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Level 34
Apr 12, 2019
Another North American-centric quiz.
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Level 78
Apr 12, 2019
I'm American and I missed three from North America.
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2021
Less than half of the answers are in North America (6, or 7 if you count the Caribbean).
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Level 50
Apr 13, 2019
Why is Hudson accepted but you have to type out Chesapeake Bay?
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2021
It would be great if Chesapeake were accepted.
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Level 66
Apr 14, 2019
I wish there had been Tasman Sea, Milford Sound, Lake Taupo, Hawke's Bay, Cook Strait, Hauraki Gulf. I would have got those ones.
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2019
Accepts Channel for English Channel, Caribbean for Caribbean Sea, South China for South China Sea, Caspian for Caspian Sea, Hudson for Hudson Bay, Puget for Puget Sound, Baltic for Baltic Sea, Persian for Persian Gulf, Adriatic for Adriatic Sea. But not Chesapeake for Chesapeake Bay. Sure, that makes sense.
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Level 47
May 30, 2019
yeah couldnt figure out why i didnt get it
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Level 50
Feb 13, 2020
the gulf of california is also known as te cortes sea
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Level 64
Apr 22, 2020
Too US centric....
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Level 61
Jul 3, 2020
I missed Chesapeake Bay only because it didn't accept Chesapeake. When that didn't work, I thought it wasn't the right answer.
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Level 61
Jul 31, 2020
I got it this time around, since I remembered that you have to type the entire name for this one.
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Level 69
Aug 23, 2020
Nice! I love tinkering around on Google Maps so I did OK on this one ☝️
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Level 45
Aug 25, 2020
Chesapeake Bay and Puget sound are so difficult to get
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Level 63
Oct 13, 2020
If Hudson is accepted for Hudson Bay then Chesapeake should be accepted instead of having to write out Chesapeake Bay.
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2020
Whoohoo! Chesapeake Bay! I always get so excited when I see Maryland stuff on a quiz!

ps yes I agree Chesapeake should be enough for Chesapeake Bay

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Level 62
Jan 4, 2021
America-centric. As always.
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Level 46
Jan 13, 2021
Quizmaster, I got earned 13 badges in 3 weeks! Now in total I have 15 badges! Harray!
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2021
Way too many north american answers
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Level 33
Feb 8, 2021
Done 2:31 Left
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Level 26
Apr 2, 2021
lago de maracaibo should be accepted
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
Why are most of these based in america?? Can't you have some mercy on some non-americans?
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Level 53
May 3, 2021
i know this has nothing to do with the quiz but like is there something wrong with the interesting facts ive gotten the australia drowning like 20 times now
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Level 28
May 18, 2021
Could you accept Eyre for Eire pls? :)
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Level 60
Jun 6, 2021
It doesn't work for Chesapeake!
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Level 54
Aug 15, 2021
I know right
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Level 54
Aug 15, 2021
I was like "Let me try Chesapeake cuz I'll be sad if I miss it as a Maryland resident" and then I tried Chesapeake but not Bay so I almost missed it until I realized I needed the full thing later