While it is connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson Strait, the bay is connected to the Arctic Ocean through the Foxe Channel and Foxe Basin
Atlantic brant migrate from their breeding grounds in the mid to lower arctic regions of Canada around the Foxe Basin
. Major concentrations are found on Southampton Island and the far northern edge of Hudson's Bay above Baffin Island in Nunavut.
Nine potential foraging areas were identified: Disko Bay and adjacent region, Clyde Inlet, Isabella Bay, Broughton Island, Cumberland Sound, Frobisher Bay, Hudson Strait, southern Foxe Basin
, and northern Foxe Basin
Kahru said the impacted zones cover roughly 1 million square kilometers, including portions of the Foxe Basin
and the Baffin Sea, which belong to Canada, and the Kara Sea north of Russia.
Simon's keen eyes scan the surface of the frozen river that snakes down from the Barnes Ice Cap towards the sea ice of the Foxe Basin
near the Inuit cultural capital Iglulik.
New islands were being added to maps of the Arctic as late as the 1940s, when Canadian Air Force planes mapped three low lying islands lurking under the ice in the Foxe Basin
off Baffin Island.
These explorations continued on until 1940 when the British-Canadian Arctic Expedition completed most of the geographical investigation of Foxe Basin
. In the 1950s and the 1960s, federal schools were built in most communities.
She navigated and charted Bellott Strait for the first time, discovered a deep channel into Frobisher Bay and surveyed and erected beacons around Foxe Basin
making the area safe for navigation.
Scientists with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans estimate there are at least 600 bowhead whales in two separate populations--one in Foxe Basin
in north Hudson Bay, and the other along the east coast of Baffin Island near Baffin Bay.
The vast majority (n = 39) of the samples came from northern Foxe Basin
. Blubber samples consisted of the outer layer and were obtained from live individuals using a crossbow darting system (n = 45) (Brown et al., 1991), or from dead carcasses through subsistence harvests (n = 5).
Region was examined first using the original four categories and then using only two categories, Hudson Bay combined with Foxe Basin
and north Baffin Island combined with south Baffin Island.