Foxe Basin


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Foxe Basin,

a widening of the waterway between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula, c.340 mi (550 km) long and c.225 mi (360 km) wide, Nunavut Territory, Canada. The basin is shallow and is ice-clogged most of the year. Foxe Channel (c.200 mi/320 km long and c.90 mi/140 km wide) connects it with Hudson Bay and Hudson Strait.

Foxe Basin

 

a bay in the Arctic Ocean, between Melville Peninsula and Baffin Island, Canada. Foxe Basin is 650 km long and 370 km wide and has a maximum depth of 110 m. It is linked by straits with Hudson Bay, the Gulf of Boothia, and the Hudson Strait. The bay contains many islands, the largest of which is Prince Charles Island. The tides are semidiurnal and vary in height from 1.2 to 9 m. The bay begins to freeze in October. Drifting ice continues throughout the summer. Foxe Basin was named in honor of L. Foxe.

Foxe Basin

an arm of the Atlantic in NE Canada, between Melville Peninsula and Baffin Island
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The whales continued southward and entered Hudson Strait, where contact with the tags was lost in Foxe Basin. Thirty-six whales provided data on horizontal velocity and daily average velocity, which ranged between 0.11 and 0.51 ms-1 with an average of 0.32 [ms.sup.-1] (SD = 0.11).
The scientists estimated that taking one whale every three years from Foxe Basin and one every 19 years from Baffin Bay won't hurt the whale populations there.
Regional patterns in FA composition could not be investigated, given the small sample size for all regions except northern Foxe Basin. A PCA reduced the 15 FAs to three uncorrelated principal components (PCs), retaining 89% of the total variance (Table 3).
The majority of interviewees with a conflicted opinion of killer whales were found in the Baffin regions (9 of 12, 5 in North Baffin, 4 in South Baffin), whereas the majority of interviewees with a positive opinion were in the Foxe Basin and Hudson Bay regions (12 of 16, including 9 from Hudson Bay).
From 1963 to 1974, Hans directed his attention toward the Paleozoic of the Arctic Platform of northwestern Baffin Island and Foxe Basin and the Triassic tar sands on Melville Island.
Damkjar (2000:178) suggests they may have originated in Ungava, where they are particularly abundant (Plumet, 1982), although with semisubterranean precursors in Foxe Basin, and Murray (1999:476-477) likewise suggests a Foxe Basin origin from semisubterranean precursors.
As an AINA Research Associate, Ken will be studying the geology, geography, archaeology, and history of Prince Charles Island and Air Force Island in Foxe Basin. These two islands were unknown until they were accidentally discovered by the Royal Canadian Air Force in July 1948.
The greatest trend to earlier sea-ice breakup was found to occur in western Hudson Bay, with lesser trends in Foxe Basin and Baffin Bay.
The Foxe Basin population appears to comprise two stocks (North Foxe Basin and Central Foxe Basin) rather than one.
Images from Foxe Basin showing walrus and polar bears only hint at the broader texture of a polar bear's life, and greater geographic and ecological coverage would have been welcome.
However, in four populations--Western Hudson Bay, Foxe Basin, Baffin Bay, and Davis Strait (Fig.
The former habitat is abundant along the coast of Hudson Bay and in Foxe Basin, both areas where human contact is exceedingly low, but gulls have occasionally been observed during the breeding season (Alvo et al., 1996; Bechet et al., 2000).