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OAS seaname Detail for Baffin Bay

seanames_id:39
Seaname:Baffin Bay
Sea code:14A
Definition:The limits of the Baffin Bay, situated between the eastern coast of Ellesmere, Devon, Bylot and Baffin Islands on the West, and the western and northwestern coasts of Greenland on the East, are the following: On the North: A line joining Cape Sheridan (82 Degrees 28 Minutes N - 61 Degrees 31 Minutes W), on the northeastern coast of Ellesmere Island, eastward to Cape Bryant (82 Degrees 20 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 55 Degrees 13 Minutes W), on the northwestern coast of Greenland (the common limit with the Lincoln Sea, see 9.13). On the East: From Cape Bryant southward, along the western coast of Greenland, to the parallel of 70 Degrees N. On the South: A line joining the western coast of Greenland westward, along the parallel of 70 Degrees N, to the eastern coast of Baffin Island (the common limit with the Davis Strait, see 9.9). On the West: The northeastern coast of Baffin Island, from the parallel of 70 Degrees N northwestward to Cape Macculloch (72 Degrees 29 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 75 Degrees 10 Minutes W); thence a line joining Cape Macculloch northwestward to Cape Graham Moore (75 Degrees 52 Minutes N - 76 Degrees 04 Minutes W), the southeastern extremity of Bylot Island; thence from Cape Graham Moore northwestward, along the eastern coast of this island, to Cape Liverpool (73 Degrees 40 Minutes N - 78 Degrees 05 Minutes W), the northeastern extremity thereof; thence a line joining Cape Liverpool northwestward to Cape Sherard (74 Degrees 36 Minutes N - 80 Degrees 14 Minutes W), the southeastern extremity of Devon Island; thence from Cape Sherard northward, along the eastern coast of this island, to Cape Fitz Roy (75 Degrees 32 Minutes N - 79 Degrees 56 Minutes W), on the northeastern coast thereof; thence a line joining Cape Fitz Roy northeastward to the southeastern extremity of Coburg Island (75 Degrees 50 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 78 Degrees 55 Minutes W); thence from the southeastern extremity of Coburg Island northward, along the eastern coast of this island, to Phillips Point northward to Cape Norton Shaw (76 Degrees 27 Minutes N - 78 Degrees 28 Minutes W), on the southeastern coast of Ellesmere Island; (The common limit with the Northwestern Passages, see 9.14) and thence from Cape Norton Shaw northeastward, along the eastern coast of Ellesmere Island, to Cape Sheridan (82 Degrees 28 Minutes N - 61 Degrees 31 Minutes W), on the northeastern coast of this island.
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Deprecated:false
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00