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.

Baffin Island

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

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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The boat will continue down the Baffin Island coast and on to Labrador before its final destination, L'Anse aux Meadows, on the northern tip of Newfoundland.
This self-taught carver, from Cape Dorset, located on the southwestern tip of Baffin Island in the Eastern Arctic, has his work on display in permanent collections in such galleries and museums as New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The Borden Project is located on western Baffin Island and is comprised of more than 700,000 acres of prospecting permits.
At four different locations on Baffin Island, Professor Gifford Miller and his colleagues used radiocarbon dating to show that dead moss clumps emerging from receding ice caps had not been exposed to the elements since at least 44,000-51,000 years ago.
The Mary River Project is located 160 kilometers southwest of Pond Inlet, on northern Baffin Island.
A close-up of a Walrus group in the waters off Baffin Island in Canada and a penguin colony on South Georgia Island all make this stunning collection unforgettable.
The sample was collected from the CH-7 kimberlite on the 9,800 square kilometre Chidliak project, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
75") volume surveys the prints and drawings produced since the late 1950s by Inuit artists at a studio in Cape Dorset, on Baffin Island, in Hudson Bay, Canada.
In May 2000, as spring was just reaching Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, a famed local hunter took Nweeia out on the ice searching the open water for those tusk-bearing, high-Arctic whales.
Alicia Hempleman-Adams, aged 15, will brave bitterly cold conditions as she treks along the desolate route from Baffin Island in the Nunavut region of north east Canada to the pole.
Named after a community on Baffin Island, the hall's two-storey windows overlook a contemplative waterfall garden.
The best they could hope for on the flag-waving front was a possible Camera d'Or prize for Baffin Island filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, whose mythic tale Atanarjuat [The Fast Runner] was screening in the Un Certain regard sidebar.