Isfjorden


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Isfjorden

(ēs'fyôr`dən) [Ice Fjord], inlet of the Greenland Sea and largest fjord of Spitsbergen island, Svalbard, Norway, 65 mi (105 km) long and from 8 to 20 mi (12.8–32 km) wide. It receives several glaciers. The towns of Longyearbyen and Barentsburg are on the inlet.
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That night, after leaving the shelter of Isfjorden for the open Greenland Sea, a patch of rough water sends us tossing and tumbling like rags in a washing machine; one disadvantage of bona fide icebreakers is a lack of stabilizers to steady the ship's motion.
Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) were recorded in Isfjorden, Svalbard (78"15' N, 15[degrees]1T E) in late September 2013.
A la fin de septembre 2013, la presence de grands maquereaux (Scomber scombrus) a ete enregistree a Isfjorden, dans l'archipel du Svalbard (78[degrees]15' N, 15[degrees]1T E).
Our aims with this study were to evaluate the magnitude of the mackerel influx into Isfjorden and to characterize basic biological traits of the individuals collected.
Fish data for this study were collected from Isfjorden (78[degrees]15' N, 15[degrees]11' E), a west-facing fjord in the Svalbard archipelago (Fig.
1) since ocean dynamics and conditions in the adjacent fjords of Kongsfjorden and Isfjorden are known to be similar (Nilsen et ah, 2008; Pavlov et ah, 2013).
At Svalbard, breeding has still not been confirmed with certainty, but a record from 1955 at Isfjorden, West Spitsbergen (~78[degrees] N) probably involved a breeding Ross's gull (Lovenskiold, 1963).
Along with Hjalmar Johansen, who had been a member of Fridtjof Nansen's expedition on board Fram and had wintered with Nansen under very primitive conditions on Zemlya Frantsa Iosifa in 1895-96, Lerner next wintered in a hut at Bohemanneset, on the north shore of Isfjorden, across from Longyearbyen.
The ship soon headed out Isfjorden, first to Forlandsundet and then north toward St.
The species was also found breeding in 1955 at Isfjorden, Spitsbergen (Lovenskiold, 1964), in 1979 along the coast of West Greenland at Disko Bay (Kampp and Kristensen, 1980), and in 1980 at Peary Land, Greenland (Hjort, 1980).