Baffin Bay


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Baffin Bay

An ice-clogged body of water between Greenland and the eastern islands of Canada's Arctic Archipelago, including Ellesmere, Devon, and Baffin Islands. It connects with the Arctic Ocean to the north and west and with the Atlantic Ocean to the south by way of Davis Strait.

Baffin Bay

n
(Placename) part of the Northwest Passage, situated between Baffin Island and Greenland
[named after William Baffin]

Baf′fin Bay′


n.
a part of the Arctic Ocean between W Greenland and E Baffin Island.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Baffin Bay - a body of water between Greenland and northeastern CanadaBaffin Bay - a body of water between Greenland and northeastern Canada; connected with the Arctic Ocean to the north and with the Atlantic Ocean (via the Labrador Sea) to the south; icebound in winter
References in periodicals archive ?
Toward the end of May, the polynya opens rapidly as the pack ice in Baffin Bay retreats southward.
Silver Rhapsody quickened with Baffin Bay, while another to shine was Yaralino.
Specifically, the previous North Water/Baffin Bay walrus stock may be considered to be three stocks: Baffin Bay, west Jones Sound, and Penny Strait-Lancaster Sound stocks.
Craigsteel took the honours in a gallop with Tuning and Canon Can, while Benin was the partner of Baffin Bay.
The book starts in fairly traditional fashion by giving the reader a wide variety of the standard descriptive information on polar bear topics such as weights and measures, the senses, the reproductive cycle, distribution of the various populations, and the kinds of annual movements undertaken by bears that call West Greenland and Baffin Bay home.
Midnight Line enjoyed an upsides workout with Digitalize while Tuning was the working partner of Baffin Bay.
A co-management conflict has arisen from an increase of hunting quotas in January 2005 for Inuit living in the Baffin Bay and Western Hudson Bay polar bear population areas.
We describe the seasonal occurrence of marine mammals and the spatial distribution of their calls in Baffin Bay and Melville Bay.
An international team of researchers set up 16 underwater microphones to eavesdrop on narwhal click vocalizations at 11 pack ice sites in Greenland's Baffin Bay in 2013.
And to my amazement, when Jett, our enthusiastic young black Lab, brought the bird to hand, there it was: a little piece of Baffin Bay bling hanging around the diver's ankle.
Scott and I shot a few more reds, pintails and two wigeon, one a gorgeous bird meant for the wall, to complete the Baffin Bay trifecta.
Secondly, the loss from Baffin Bay and East Greenland in summer encourages warm winds over the Greenland ice sheet, which cause ice-sheet melt and accelerated sea level rise.