Baffin Bay


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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.
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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
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Samples were collected in Baffin Bay and the northern Labrador Sea during cruise 85-027 of the CSS Hudson, using a box corer with a 50 X 50 cm dimension.
He said: "I've spoken to Henry Cecil today and it looks like he may be fairly light on runners at York, other than Canon Can, Baffin Bay, Jibe and Bold Fact.
Response of Recent Benthic Foraminiferal Assemblages to Contrasting Environments in Baffin Bay and Northern Labrador Sea, Northwest Atlantic.
Later, Ryan got the leg up on Derby entry Yaralino, who made a big impression when bursting clear of War Cabinet and Baffin Bay.
Silver Rhapsody quickened with Baffin Bay, while another to shine was Yaralino.
He was even able to persuade the Admiralty to mount not one, but three attempts at a Northwest Passage: James Cook's attempt via Bering Strait (1778) and Richard Pickersgill's (1776) and Walter Young's (1777) attempts via Baffin Bay. All three expeditions were turned back by ice, and these failures put a temporary end to expeditions based on the assumption of an ice-free Polar Sea.
Craigsteel took the honours in a gallop with Tuning and Canon Can, while Benin was the partner of Baffin Bay.
Baffin Bay Narwhal Population Distribution and Numbers: Aerial Surveys in the Canadian High Arctic, 2002-04.
Midnight Line enjoyed an upsides workout with Digitalize while Tuning was the working partner of Baffin Bay.
After negotiating the ice of Baffin Bay, the two American ships made rendezvous with a small fleet of British vessels at Beechey Island: Captain Horatio Austin's squadron (HMS Assistance, Resolute, Pioneer, Intrepid, and North Star, Captain William Penny's two ships, Lady Franklin and Sophia, and Captain Sir John Ross's Felix and yacht Mary).
After passing two whaling boats in Baffin Bay in August of that year, the ill-fated ships would never be seen afloat again.