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OAS seaname Detail for Davis Strait

seanames_id:56
Seaname:Davis Strait
Sea code:15
Definition:The limits of the Davis Strait, situated between Baggin Island and Greenland, are the following: On the North: A line joining the eastern coast of Baggin Island eastward, along the parallel of 70 Degrees N, to the western coast of Greenland (the common limit with the Baggin Bay, see 9.12); On the East: the western coast of Greenland, from the parallel of 70 Degrees N southward to the parallel of 60 Degrees N. On the South: A line joining the southern coast of Greenland westward, along the parallel of 60 Degrees N, to the northern coast of Labrador, in Canada (the common limit with the Labrador sea, see 1.15). On the West: The northeastern coast of Labrador, from the parallel of 60 Degrees N northward to Cape Chidley (60 Degrees 23 Minutes 40 Seconds N - 64 Degrees 26 Minutes W); thence a line joining Cape Chidley northward to Hatton Headland (61 Degrees 18 Minutes 44 Seconds N - 64 Degrees 46 Minutes 45 Seconds W), the southeastern extremity of Resolution Island; thence from Hatton Headland northwestward, through this island, to the western extremity thereof (61 Degrees 38 Minutes N - 65 Degrees 29 Minutes W); thence a line joining the western extremity of Resolution Island northwestward to the southeastern extremity of Lower Savage Islands (61 Degrees 44 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 65 Degrees 40 Minutes 10 Seconds W); thence from the southeastern extremity of Lower Savage Islands northwestward, through these islands, to Point Meridian (61 Degrees 47 Minutes N - 65 Degrees 57 Minutes W), the western extremity thereof; thence a line joining Point Meridian northwestward to East Bluff Cape (61 Degrees 52 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 65 Degrees 57 Minutes 30 Seconds W), the southeastern extremity of Baffin Island (the common limit with the Hudson Strait, see 9.10); and thence from East Bluff Cape northward, along the eastern coast of Baffin Island, to the parallel of 70 Degrees N.
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