Davis Strait(redirected from Davis Straits)
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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.
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.