Foxe Basin


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Foxe Basin

An arm of the Atlantic Ocean between the Melville Peninsula and Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada.
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Foxe Basin

(fɒks)
n
(Placename) an arm of the Atlantic in NE Canada, between Melville Peninsula and Baffin Island
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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 in Nunavut.
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.
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.