Davis Strait


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Davis Strait,

c.400 mi (640 km) long and c.180 mi (290 km) wide at the narrowest point, between Greenland and Baffin Island, NE Canada, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Baffin Bay. Large amounts of ice and icebergs move south through the strait. The British explorer John Davis sailed through it in 1587.

Davis Strait

 

a strait between Greenland and Baffin Island. It joins the Baffin Sea of the Arctic Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean. The narrowest section measures 330 km, and the depth ranges to 466 m. Drift ice and icebergs are found here. The strait was named in honor of John Davis.

Davis Strait

a strait between Baffin Island, in Canada, and Greenland
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On present evidence, for example, the Davis Strait stock may owe its ancestry to either the Bering Sea stock just after 10 ka B.
Berrimilla continued across the Davis Strait where they passed several polar bears swimming, and into Nuuk and then Paamiut in Greenland, finally sailing across the Atlantic to the UK where Peter Crozier joined the yacht at Falmouth for the Rolex Fastnet Race and the return leg to Australia.
The result contributes to the longest continuous measurement of fresh water exiting the Arctic through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Davis Strait and into the Labrador Sea.
The 7,800-mile voyage, which ended in Vancouver, took the team through Greenland, Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, Canadian and Alaskan Arctic coastline and islands, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea and the Bering Strait.
The recaptured fish provided evidence of intermingling between the population in Denmark Strait and the populations in Davis Strait and the southwest Greenland fjords.
Grant Stonehouse, president, Davis Strait Fisheries, Halifax (1998)
Jens Nielson was aboard the fishing trawler Nicoline in the waters of Davis Strait west of Greenland.
They intend to sleep on the open deck and navigate from the sun and stars as they sail along the coast of Greenland, across the Davis Strait and down past Baffin Island and Labrador before ending the approximately 1,900-mile voyage at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, the only confirmed Norse site in North America.
Past sightings may include migrants from the Davis Strait stock or the East Siberian Sea (Bering Sea stock) (Jonsgard, 1981).
The first successful section across the ice-covered Davis Strait occurred in 2006, while the first full mission took place in September-February 2008.
From the mysterious disappearance of the ill-fated Franklin expedition, to the abandonment of Henry Hudson and his followers by a mutinous crew - which left them to die on the desolate shores of a mammoth (jay which would one day bear his name - to the utter decimation of the Danish expedition of Jens Munk who, in 1619, lost an entire expedition to cold, famine and scurvy and straggled back from the Davis Strait across the frigid North Atlantic to Denmark with two followers remaining alive, the North is a place where the howl of a lost soul goes unheard and men can disappear into a blizzard-like void for centuries, if not forever.
This was led by Roald Amundsen aboard Gjoa, entering the Davis Strait in 1903 and emerging through the Bering Strait in 1906.