Baffin Island


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Baffin Island

An island of eastern Nunavut, Canada, west of Greenland and south of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. It is the fifth-largest island in the world.
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Baffin Island

n
(Placename) the largest island of the Canadian Arctic, between Greenland and Hudson Bay. Area: 476 560 sq km (184 000 sq miles)
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Baf′fin Is′land


n.
a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Canada. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long; 190,000 sq. mi. (492,000 sq. km). Also called Baf′fin Land`.
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Noun1.Baffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic CanadaBaffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay
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"
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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He also says that most of the other glaciers on Bylot Island, and on nearby Baffin Island, also appear to be melting away.
The facility will be used to cash back current and future environmental bonding requirements under the company's licences, permits and leases for the Mary River Project on Baffin Island, Canada.
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Nigel Vardy, 38, mountaineer, recently became the first Briton to climb the highest peaks on the world's seven largest islands (Baffin Island, Greenland, Honshu, Borneo, Sumatra, New Guinea and Madagascar).
In 1930, Maurice joined the Hudson Bay Company and became an apprentice clerk at the Pangnirtung Post on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.
But 29-year-old Avery, who flies out today from London Heathrow to Baffin Island, northern Canada, said beforeleaving: ``I am convinced he did it.
Named after a community on Baffin Island, the hall's two-storey windows overlook a contemplative waterfall garden.
An exhibition about Baffin Island has opened at the Riversley Park museum in Nuneaton.
In 2013, we documented successful nesting by a pair of Canada Geese on northern Baffin Island (71.36[degrees]N, 79.59[degrees]W), approximately 1200 km north of the nearest known site of regular nesting by this species in northern Quebec.
Billy Connolly packs his trusty banjo, woolly hats and collection of eccentric spectacles for week two of his gritty Arctic adventure and heads to Baffin Island.
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd (TSX: PGD), a Canada-based company that explores for diamonds, has reported discovery of a 2.01 carat, gem quality, clear colourless octahedron diamond in a 2.28 tonne sample collected from the CH-1 kimberlite, located on the Chidliak property, Baffin Island, Canada.