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OAS seaname Detail for Labrador Sea

Seaname:Labrador Sea
Sea code:15A
Definition:The limits of the Labrador Sea, situated in the northwestern part of the North Atlantic Ocean, between the eastern coasts of Labrador and Island of Newfoundland, in Canada, and the southern extremity of Greenland, are the following: On the North: A line joining the northeastern coast of Labrador eastward, along the parallel of 60 Degrees N, to the southern coast of Greenland (the common limit with the Davis Strait, see 9.9); and thence southeastward, along this coast, to Cape Farvel (59 Degrees 46 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 43 Degrees 55 Minutes W), the southern extremity of Greenland. On the East: A line joining Cape Farvel southwestward to Cape St. Francis (47 Degrees 48 Minutes 30 Seconds N - 52 Degrees 47 Minutes 15 Seconds W), on the southeastern coast of Island of Newfoundland. On the West: From Cape St. Francis northwestward, along the eastern coast of Island of Newfoundland, to Cape Bauld (51 Degrees 38 Minutes 25 Seconds N - 55 Degrees 25 Minutes 35 Seconds W), the northern extremity of this island; thence a line joining Cape Bauld northward, through the eastern extremity of Belle Isle, to Northeast Ledge (rocks at 52 Degrees 02 Minutes N - 55 Degrees 16 Minutes W), and northwestward to Elijah Point (52 Degrees 13 Minutes 03 Seconds N - 55 Degrees 37 Minutes 20 Seconds W), the eastern extremity of Cape St. Charles, on the southeastern coast of Labrador (the common limit with the Gulf of St. Lawrence, see 1.14); and thence from Elijah Point northwestward, along the eastern coast of Labrador, to the parallel of 60 Degrees N
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00