The Bay of Bengal is the largest bay in the world. A northern extension of the Indian Ocean, the bay is bordered by Burma on the east, Bangladesh on the north, and India and Sri Lanka on the west.Continue Reading
The bay is approximately 1,000 miles wide, according to WorldAtlas. The maximum water depth is recorded at 15,400 feet, but the average depth is approximately 8,500 feet.
Plate tectonics account for the formation of the Bay of Bengal. This sub-continental clash of plates is an active force today and results in the Bay of Bengal's reputation for underwater earthquakes and tsunamis, according to National Geographic.Learn more about Bodies of Water
India is bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea; combined, these bodies of water account for over 7,000 kilometers of coastline. The major bodies of water within the borders of India include the Brahmaputra River system, the Ganga Bhagirathi Hooghly River, and the West Coast Canal. The largest freshwater lake in India is Wular Lake.Full Answer >
Oceans, seas, bays and gulfs are all primarily distinguished by size. An ocean and a sea differ mainly by size as oceans are larger than seas. Similarly, the difference between a bay and a gulf is also based on size. Gulfs are larger than bays, and small bays are sometimes called coves.Full Answer >
Bay leaves are not poisonous. Bay leaves are difficult to eat due to bitterness and being pointy. They can also cause esophageal discomfort and injury if swallowed.Full Answer >
Bay leaves are not poisonous, but the edges are sharp and can scratch a person's mouth, throat, stomach and intestines. Bay leaves are tough enough that simmering them all day does not disintegrate or soften them. Bay leaves should be removed from food before eating.Full Answer >