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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 71
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 82
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 56
Jul 1, 2017
But Lake Winnipeg is in Canada!
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level 64
Jun 26, 2018
But Canada is in North America!
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level 53
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 64
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 63
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 41
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 76
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 59
Sep 29, 2017
I concur. ... Sea of Cortez
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level 70
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 66
Apr 26, 2019
Agreed, my first thought is Sea of Cortez when I think of this body of water.
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level 68
Jun 30, 2017
I know "The Gulf of California" as the "Sea of Cortez". Am I wrong on that?
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level 80
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 67
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 56
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 47
Feb 1, 2019
It's not working for me.
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level 60
Sep 29, 2017
Please note and add the alternates.
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level 58
Apr 12, 2019
Neither 'Sea of Cortez' nor 'Sea of Cortes' works as of now.
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level 84
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 64
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 70
Jun 26, 2018
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level 73
Feb 6, 2019
Yes!
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level 80
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 76
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 58
Apr 12, 2019
Yeah
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level 67
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 75
Jun 26, 2018
I'm really surprises you didn't include Lake Rorshach.
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level 67
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 79
Jul 8, 2018
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level 67
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 60
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 68
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 52
Apr 12, 2019
Wrote Puget Sound Pudget Sound Poor me
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level 32
Apr 12, 2019
Another North American-centric quiz.
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level 76
Apr 12, 2019
I'm American and I missed three from North America.
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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 62
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 61
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 43
May 30, 2019
yeah couldnt figure out why i didnt get it