Lincoln Sea


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Lincoln Sea

 

a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, near the shores of Ellesmere Island and Greenland. It is connected to Baffin Bay by a system of channels (Robeson, Kennedy, and Smith). The shores of the Lincoln Sea are rocky and strongly dissected by fjords covered with glaciers. It has depths up to 2,000 m. The currents are directed eastward. The tides are semidiurnal, with heights of approximately 0.8 m. Most of the sea is covered year-round with drifting ice which has been building up for many years. The sea was named in honor of the United States president A. Lincoln.

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Nares became the first explorer to take his ships all the way north through the channel between Greenland and Ellesmere Island, which is now named Nares Strait in his honour, to the Lincoln Sea. The journey shattered a popular theory held at the time about an an ice-free region surrounding the pole called the "open polar sea".
3 In which ocean are the Kara, Beaufort and Lincoln seas situated?

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