Parry Islands


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Parry Islands

A subgroup of the Queen Elizabeth Islands of northern Canada, southwest of the Sverdrup Islands and north of Victoria Island. Melville Island is the largest in the group.
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They had observed the magnificent sequences of folded Paleozoic rocks on Bathurst and Melville Islands (Parry Islands Fold Belt), which were overlain by little-deformed Mesozoic strata on Melville Island.
Parry and his crew discovered the coasts of islands now known collectively as the Parry Islands (Cornwallis, Bathurst, Byam, Martin and Melville Islands).
Parry also discovered and named some of the Parry Islands, as well as naming Barrow Strait.