Davis Strait


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Davis Strait

A strait of the northern Atlantic Ocean between southeast Baffin Island and southwest Greenland.

Davis Strait

(ˈdeɪvɪs)
n
(Placename) a strait between Baffin Island, in Canada, and Greenland
[named after John Davis (??1550–1605), English navigator]

Da′vis Strait′


n.
a strait between Canada and Greenland, connecting Baffin Bay and the Atlantic. 200–500 mi. (320–800 km) wide.
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The whaling-vessel Blythew ood is reported to have met with the surviving officers and men of the Expedition in Davis Strait. Many are stated to be dead, and some are supposed to be missing.
Distribution of the kills of bowhead whales and other mammals by Davis Strait whalers, 1829 to 1910.
In western Davis Strait, bowheads appear at the Cumberland Sound floe edge in April and May; they reach northern Baffin Bay and the Northwest Passage in May and June (Anderson, 1934; Davis and Koski, 1980; LGL, 1983; Holst and Stirling, 1999).
One summers in northern Hudson Bay and Foxe Basin and the other in Baffin Bay, Davis Strait, and the waters of the Canadian High Arctic (Reeves et al., 1983; Moore and Reeves, 1993; Cosens et al., 1998).
From 1979 to 1986, the ice season shortened in the eastern hemisphere of the polar ice cover, particularly in the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea, and lengthened in much of the western hemisphere of the polar ice cover, particularly in Davis Strait, the Labrador Sea, and the Beaufort Sea (Parkinson, 1992).
Prior to commercial whaling, the bowhead had a circumarctic distribution comprising five geographically distinct stocks: the Spitsbergen, Sea of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, Hudson Bay, and Davis Strait stocks, the last three in North American waters (Reeves, 1976; Burns et al., 1993; Moore and Reeves, 1993; see Fig.
The project will see the construction of an approximately 1,700km submarine cable from Nuuk, Greeenland to Iqaluit, another territory in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, going through the Davis Strait. The cable will provide high-speed internet services to up to 3,215 households in Nunavut as well as improve services to schools, businesses, health facilities and government facilities.
Indigenous communities Four Indigenous community projects: one with the Innu Nation to modernize onboard handling equipment to improve productivity in the Greenland halibut fishery in Davis Strait; one project with the Nunatsiavut Government targeting the development of small boat scallop and whelk fisheries in northern Labrador; and two projects with the Miawpukek First Nation, involving investments in modern harvesting technology and fisheries development.
In these days, whaling was still common, but it came at a heavy price, with ships sinking every other week as crews journeyed beyond Greenland and towards the Davis Strait and Baffin Island.
Continue on across the Davis Strait to Sisimiut, a modern settlement of colorful homes, shops and a small museum.
The polar bear skulls are from six of the 19 polar bear management units recognized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), including the Southern Beaufort (n = 12), Kane Basin (n = 63), Baffin Bay (n = 23), Davis Strait (n = 10), East Greenland (n = 512), and Barents Sea (n = 7) management units (Fig.
We hunt an shaste, we fecht an slay Fae Davis Strait ta Baffin Bay Trow aa da endless Arctic day Aroond da shores o Greenland.