Arctic Archipelago


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Arctic Archipelago

A group of more than 36,000 islands of northern Canada in the Arctic Ocean between North America and Greenland. Baffin Island is the largest; Ellesmere Island is the northernmost.
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Noun1.Arctic Archipelago - all the islands that lie to the north of mainland Canada and the Arctic Circle
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
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It forms most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago that Canada separated from the Northwest territories in 1999.
Glacial melting and maritime traffic are threatening multiple species off the coast of Baffin Island, in Canada's northeastern Arctic archipelago.
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Or rather, the Canadian archipelago, Greenland, and northern Scandinavia have been of primary interest to North Americans and Europeans: the Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land, by contrast, has been notably distant in Arctic imaginaries.
Some like the barnacle geese will be flying almost 2,000 miles from a summer spent on their breeding grounds on the island of Spitsbergen in the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
But it is currently unable to monitor and track airborne entries into Canadian airspace around the northern coastal border of the Arctic Archipelago, the report said.
A designated polar bear guard is reported to have suffered a head injury after he was attacked as he guided tourists of the ship on an Arctic archipelago.
I'm on an expedition vessel traversing the fjords and coastline of Spitsbergen, the main island in Arctic archipelago Svalbard, lying 1,200 miles north of Norway across the Barents Sea.
The team also faced open patches of water in the sea ice, as well as the constant threat of polar bears during their adventure which started on April 15 when the team departed the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
The team departed the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard in the early hours of April 15.