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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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.
This work examines ridging patterns in a winter shipping corridor in the Hudson Strait from 1997 to 2012.
On reaching Hatten's Head on Resolution Island, Hudson Strait (somewhere around 65 [degrees] W), they would "resolve" longitude, by resetting it to 0 [degrees] .
3 Number of weeks earlier that ice breaks up in the Hudson Strait, compared with the 1970s.
In the summer of 1959, I patrolled by boat, going as far as Salluit in Hudson Strait.
Bowhead whales in the western North Atlantic are currently segregated into two stocks, one occupying Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, and along the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (Davis Strait stock) and the other found in Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay, and Foxe Basin (Hudson Bay stock) (as defined in Moore and Reeves, 1993; Fig.
Heinrich event layers contain mostly white grains from carbonate rocks that have been traced to Canada's Hudson Strait.
Using RADARSAT to Identify Sea Ice Ridges and their Implications for Shipping in Canada's Hudson Strait.
Caption: The HMCS Toronto and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGSJ Pierre Radisson sail past an iceberg in the Hudson Strait off the coast of Baffin Island during Operation NANOOK 08.
The voyage to Hudson Bay gathered vital new information through a variety of means, such as day-to-day navigation, precise hydrographic measurements, new maps and charts, and astronomical readings; even the dangers associated with such a daring mission were a source of valuable insights, as were encounters with the indigenous peoples of Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait.
No one had ever measured or monitored Hudson Strait before, because it lies in a remote region, full of swift, strong currents, sea ice, and icebergs that are daunting for researchers and hell on instruments.

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