Hudson Strait


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Hudson Strait

 

a strait between the peninsula of Labrador and Baffin Island, linking Hudson Bay with the Atlantic Ocean. Length, about 800 km; width, 115–240 km. Average depth, 200–600 m. Widening in the southeast, the strait forms the vast Ungava Bay. About eight months a year the strait is filled with drifting ice floes, which, along with snowstorms and fog, create great difficulties for navigation. Marine animals are hunted here. Hudson Strait was first visited by S. Cabot in 1517.

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Bowhead whales observed in Hudson Strait, which connects the Bay to the Labrador Sea, are believed to be migrants leaving the Hudson Bay area in the autumn or returning in the spring (Finley et al.
Approximately 23 different bowheads were identified by McLaren and Davis(11) during aerial surveys conducted over Hudson Strait in winter.
Bowhead whales in Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, and Foxe Basin: a review.
The funds came from the WHOI Ocean and Climate Change Institute, through a grant from the Comer Science and Education Foundation, to deploy a mooring in Hudson Strait.
They agreed not only to take her, but also to deploy two supporting moorings to get better measurements of the freshwater flow across Hudson Strait.
Most of the icebergs broke off the Laurentide ice sheet, a huge glacier in Canada that advanced through the Hudson Strait.
But Des Groseilliers and Nonsuch crossed the Atlantic then skirted the coast of Labrador, up through Hudson Strait and into Hudson Bay.
During the winter of 1696-97, he terrorized Newfoundland then sailed for Hudson Strait with the 50-gun Pelican and three other warships, the Profond, Wasp, and Palmier.
In Hudson Strait she encountered ten-tenths ice, approximately 12 feet thick.
This annual exercise typically ranges from Iqaluit on Baffin Island to the Hudson Straits area, and includes units from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Canadian Rangers.
Although the letter itself does not reveal what Weston achieved, research suggests his expedition took him up into the Labrador Sea, possibly reaching as far as the Hudson Straits.

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