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Connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean
Separates Tasmania from the Australian continent
Icy passage between Russia and Alaska
Istanbul is situated on this strait which helps connect the Mediterranean and Black Seas
Separates New Zealand's two main islands, named for the explorer who discovered it for England
Formerly known as the Hellespont, the mythical lovers Hero and Leander drowned here
Connects the English Channel and North Sea between Calais and an English city of the same name
Waters between a US state, the Bahamas, and Cuba, often crossed by refugees
Connects the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, past a namesake British colony
Connects the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean
Separates Vancouver Island from the United States
Connection between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron
Passage around Tierra del Fuego that prevents ships from having to sail all the way around Cape Horn
Passage between Malaysia and Sumatra, a key shipping lane between western and eastern Asia
Separates Sicily from the Italian mainland; possibly the source for the legend of Scylla and Charybdis
Sits between Madagascar and mainland Africa, named for the country to its west
Separates Sri Lanka from India
Channel between Sumatra and Java, home to the Krakatoa volcano
Strait separating Australia from New Guinea
Eastern channel of the Korea Strait and site of a famously decisive battle in the Russo-Japanese War

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