Strait (landform) Poem

(The story of strait’s job interview with planet Earth)

strait image cartoon

Let’s get this straight!
Said a strait we’ll call Nate,
Repeat what you want me to do…
I only like working,
Where water flows freely,
water faucet cartoon
No land, and no sand in my shoe!
earth cartoon
(Earth said)
I need you to help,
Join bodies of water,
A sea must connect to a sea…
I need a straight strait,
To do the hard job,
Of connecting some water on me…
Strait Nate replied,
That’s what I do!
Connecting wet water, not sand!
 Call cousin isthmus,
That’s what I say,
If you want to link pieces of land!

isthmus cartoon (ISTHMUS)

What is a Strait?

A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.

Straits are important for travel by ship as they enable passage from one navigable body of water to another.

Some well known straits are:
Strait of Gibraltar which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea.
Strait of Magellan which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the bottom of South America.
Bering Strait which connects the Pacific Ocean with the Arctic Ocean.
This is a cool image from Nasa that shows the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Africa:

strait of gibraltar NASA

Mr. R.'s World of Science