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  Baffin Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baffin Island (Inuktitut: Qikiqtaaluk ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ, French: île de Baffin) is one of the Arctic Islands in the north of Canada and is part of the territory of Nunavut.
On the West and North, Foxe Basin, the Gulf of Boothia and Lancaster Sound separate Baffin Island from the rest of the archipelago.
Baffin is part of the Region of Baffin.
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 Baffin Island
Baffin Island is the largest island in Canadia, and the fifth-largest in the world.
The island is named after English explorer and navigator William Baffin, who carried out research in Baffin island in 1616 during his search for the Northwest Passage.
As Qikiqtaaluk, Baffin Island is one of the three administrative regions of Nunavut.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0000270.html   (225 words)

 Baffin Island
Located in the ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO, it is separated from Greenland by DAVIS STRAIT and BAFFIN BAY, from northern Québec by HUDSON STRAIT, and from the Melville Peninsula by the FOXE BASIN and the narrow FURY AND HECLA STRAIT.
Geologically, Baffin Island is a continuation of the eastern edge of the Canadian SHIELD, which tilts upward in the east to form a mountainous spine, sloping away into plateaus and lowlands in the west.
Baffin Bay is the wintering ground for NARWHAL, WALRUS, BELUGA and bowhead whales, and bearded and harp seals.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&ArticleId=A0000450   (315 words)

 Baffin Island
The island was first discovered by Europeans in 1576 and was used extensively in the whaling industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, to the east, are often open during the summer, but the western side is typically closed by ice year-round.
The topography of the island is highly varied, ranging from the most rugged mountains to the flattest lowlands of the Canadian Arctic.
www.arctic.uoguelph.ca /cpe/environments/maps/detailed/islands/baffin.htm   (460 words)

 Baffin Island Inuit
Baffin Island Inuit occupy BAFFIN ISLAND in the new territory of NUNAVUT and the largest island in the ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO, and they display considerable regional diversity in both dialect and culture.
The Inuit of Baffin Island became known to the outside world as early as 1576, when Martin FROBISHER traded with the Inuit and kidnapped one of them in the bay which now bears his name; more conflict ensued on his 1577 expedition.
One of the best-known communities on Baffin Island is CAPE DORSET, now recognized around the world for the outstanding soapstone carvings, prints and drawings of its Inuit artists.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000451   (386 words)

 Baffin Island Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Baffin Island is a part of the new self-governing Territory of Nunavut, which came into existence April 1, 1999.
Eleven thousand people live on Baffin Island, 85% of whom are Inuit, and they speak mainly Inuktitut; the rest of the population is a mix of Anglo, French-Canadians and Europeans who serve as teachers, ministers, government workers, nurses, and doctors.
Iqaluit, with a population of 4,000 is the largest town on the island and is the new capital and governmental center of Nunavut.
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 Baffin Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baffin Bay (French: baie de Baffin) is a sea between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
Baffin Bay is bounded by Baffin Island in the west, Greenland in the east, and Ellesmere Island in the north.
The bay is named after William Baffin, the first person to navigate the bay, in 1616.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baffin_Bay   (202 words)

 Baffin Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Baffin Island comprises half a million square kilometres of Arctic vastness, whose main attraction is Auyuittuq National Park Reserve on the Cumberland Peninsula, Canada's northernmost accessible national park.
The main gateway to Baffin Island – and capital of Nunavut – is the rapidly growing IQALUIT (formerly Frobisher Bay), whose name means simply "fish" and whose population of four thousand-plus is dominated by Inuit.
Straddling the Arctic Circle in the northeast of Baffin Island, Auyuittuq National Park Reserve is one of the most spectacular destinations in the Canadian north.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /north_america/canada/about_destin/nunavut/baffinisland.html   (941 words)

 Baffin Island. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Baffin Island is geographically and geologically a continuation of Labrador, from which it is separated by Hudson Strait.
Martin Frobisher visited the island between 1576 and 1578, and Iqaluit, formerly Frobisher Bay, in the southeast, is the principal town.
The island is named for William Baffin, the British explorer who explored the Arctic in 1616.
www.bartleby.com /65/ba/BaffinIsl.html   (226 words)

 Baffin Island Expedition to Clyde River
The Baffin Region, with a population 9,850 people, is made up of the largest single group of islands in the world.
Baffin Island is the 5th largest island in the world and is twice the size of the United Kingdom.
This was John's fifth trip to the arctic and the first visit to the northeast coast of Baffin Island.
www.usac.com /reports/Arctic-96   (5077 words)

 Baffin Island --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Baffin Island is separated from Greenland on the north and east by Baffin Bay and Davis Strait and from the Labrador-Ungava mainland on the south by Hudson Strait.
The Baffin Island Current, flowing at a rate of about 11 miles (17 km) per day, is a combination of West Greenland Current inflow and the outflow of cold Arctic Ocean water from the channels of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Stretching from the easternmost point of Baffin Island to Amundsen Bay off the coast of Victoria Island, Nunavut is a vast territory—nearly as large as the U.S. states of Alaska and California combined—spanning three time zones, covering some 808,185 square miles (2,093,190 square kilometers), and representing almost one quarter of Canada's landmass.
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The pattern of the present glacierization on Baffin Island is influenced strongly by topography and climate.
Baffin Island can be represented simply in cross section (east to west) as a wedged-shaped prism that has the highest land lying within 10 to 100 km of the outer fault-bounded east coast (Ives and Andrews, 1963; Kerr, 1970).
On Baffin Island, the major glaciers, such as the Barnes Ice Cap, either occupy inland highland areas or are ice fields and associated valley outlet glaciers (Bylot Island) (Sugden and John, 1976), or they are combinations of both (Penny Ice Cap) (fig.
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 Toonoonik Sahoonik Baffin Island
Baffin Island, a land of vast arctic wilderness and beauty is the fifth largest island in the world (after Greenland, New Guinea, Borneo and Madagascar).
Baffin is about 1,600 kilometres long (1,000 miles), its north shore boasting hundreds of bays, inlets and fjords that are bordered by rugged cliffs.
Baffin boasts a number of sanctuaries and parks including the 21,500 square kilometre Auyuittuq National Park accessed from Pangnirtung, on the Cumberland Peninsula, with some of the highest cliff faces in the world.
www.pondtours.ca /baffin.html   (384 words)

 Baffin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Baffin Island is located north of the Canadian mainland.
The bay and islands are named after William Baffin who explored the area in 1616.
Baffin Island is known for its spectacular and dramatic landscapes, rugged coastlines, glaciers, and the midnight sun.
www.k12.nf.ca /catalina/IslandHopping/baffin.htm   (89 words)

 Baffin Island Trek
Broughton Island, on the Northern coast, or Pangnirtung, dubbed "the Switzerland of the Eastern Arctic," on Cumberland Sound.
It is important to remember that Baffin Island is in the Arctic and winter comes early and when it does arrive it is not a place for anyone without the experience to deal with the harsh climate.
Regardless of the time of year that you visit Baffin Island you should be prepared for cold and wet weather.
www.icecap.ca /baffin/baf_trek.htm   (1829 words)

 NOLS Baffin Island
Baffin Island—the largest island in the Canadian Arctic—is a cold fusion of remote beauty and unique culture.
Baffin Island is in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, and you’ll start your adventure in Iqaluit, the treeless island’s administrative center.
Much of the island, and the waters that surround it, are protected national and territorial parks.
www.nols.edu /courses/locations/baffin_island/index.shtml   (206 words)

 William Baffin
The second attempt, NW through Davis Strait, led to exploration of what was later called Baffin Bay and the northeast shore of Baffin Island.
Baffin Bay - Baffin Bay, ice-clogged body of water, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long, between Greenland and NE Canada.
Baffin Island - Baffin Island, 183,810 sq mi (476,068 sq km), c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) long and from 130 to 450 mi...
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 Baffin 2002 Area
With a landmass one and a half times the size of Germany, the Canadian owned Baffin Island is one of the most sparsely populated areas in the world.
The vast, unspoilt tundra, the mountainous interior and the hundreds of bays and fjords of the rugged northern coast make the huge 476,070 sq km island a perfect destination for adventure seekers and climbers.
With fewer than 30,000 people - mostly small Inuit groups - scattered across the island this place is still one of the last great unexplored regions on earth.
www.baffinisland2002.com /code/area.html   (105 words)

 Baffin Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Location: Baffin Island is in the eastern Canadian Arctic, lying between Greenland and the mainland of southern Canada.
The snowfall on the Baffin Island mountains is light, much less than in places like the Saint Elias mountains which are plastered with snow.
Geologically, Baffin Island is a continuation of the eastern edge of the Canadian Shield, which covers most of northern Ontario and Quebec.
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 Baffin Island
Baffin Island, 183,810 sq mi (476,068 sq km), c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) long and from 130 to 450 mi (210–720 km) wide, in the Arctic Ocean, Nunavut Territory, Canada.
visited the island between 1576 and 1578, and Iqaluit, formerly Frobisher Bay, in the southeast, is the principal town.
Resolution Island - Resolution Island, 387 sq mi (1,002 sq km), off SE Baffin Island, Canada, Nunavut Territory, at the...
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 Arctic: Birds of Bylot Island and adjacent Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1979 to 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Observations of birds in the Bylot Island region from 1979 to 1997, with emphasis on the southwest part of the island each summer since 1989, revealed an avifauna composed of 63 species, of which 35 were breeding.
The Bylot Island and adjacent northeastern Baffin Island region probably has one of the most diverse and well-studied avifauna in the Canadian High Arctic.
Bylot Island (73[Symbol Not Transcribed]N, 80[Symbol Not Transcribed]W), roughly 15 000 km[Symbol Not Transcribed] in land area, is located in the heart of the Arctic Cordillera, a chain of mountains that runs up the entire eastern side of Baffin Island to northern Ellesmere Island.
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 Canoe Canada, Baffin Island, Sunrise Expeditions - Wilderness Expeditions and Northern Canoe Trips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Canada’s Baffin Island - now Inuit governed Nunavut Territory - lies to the north of the Labrador sea, and to the west of Greenland.
Inhabited by the proud and stalwart Inuit, Baffin Island is also home to the full range of arctic wildlife; caribou, seals, walrus and polar bears roam freely, and roughly 12% of the North American bird population breeds on Baffin.
The Soper River Valley, on the Meta Incognita Peninsula, along the southern end of the island, directly across the Hudson Straight from the Ungava Peninsula, is considered one of the most beautiful pieces of terrain in the eastern arctic.
www.sunrise-exp.com /canada.html   (802 words)

Baffin Island has the highest number of Inukshuks in the arctic just as the highest number of Queen Charlotte Islands totem poles exist in Haida Gwaii.
The geochronology of the great Pre-Cambrian shield and of the Arctic Islands will be examined and numerous examples provided as we do on our Queen Charlotte Islands boat tours.
We have been exploring the area of Baffin Island for over 20 years and we are very customer oriented.
www.arctic-tours.com /baffin-island.htm   (395 words)

Soper (1946: 15) called stellata "by far the commonest diver in the coastal areas of southwestern Foxe Peninsula" and said that in southeastern Baffin Island, where the species favored "lowlands with swampy lake surroundings," it nevertheless bred in "the most rugged and mountainous districts." In this respect stellata seems to be more adaptable than arctica.
Taverner (1934: 115) says that iraruer "does not seem commonly to extend north of Hudson strait and the western main coast [of the continent]." The latter part of this statement is prob- ably correct, but in the southern half of Baffin Island iraruer breeds regularly and in considerable numbers.
He mentioned one area of breeding overlap in middle Baffin Island: Nettilling Lake, a vast body of water in which iraruer and arctica both were "tolerably common" in summer.
elibrary.unm.edu /sora/Auk/v073n01/p0078-p0084.html   (4447 words)

 NATURE. Living Edens: Arctic Oasis. Eco Explorer | PBS
The Shield's rocky, rugged land form can be found primarily on the mainland and Baffin Island, with key outcroppings visible also on Southampton Island and to the west in islands along the Parry Channel.
North of Baffin Island, Lancaster Sound leads to the Arctic Ocean, the world's smallest ocean, and the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean.
Thanks to the proximity of the Labrador Sea (an extension of the North Atlantic), temperatures may be a relatively warm -4° F at the southern end of Baffin Island.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/arcticoasis/eco_explorer3.html   (538 words)

 Baffin Island
While Baffin Island kayaks look similar to West Greenland kayaks, they're members of the Eastern Canadian family of kayaks.
Baffin Island kayaks are fairly large (20 ft) and flat bottomed with hard chines.
The traditional form of the Baffin Island kayak is well suited for someone whose priority is stability and carrying capacity, rather than agility.
www.brewerycreek.ca /pages/baffin.html   (148 words)

 Baffin Island Wilderness Lodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The tundra is lush by Baffin standards, lots of wild flowers, in places the grass is almost knee deep and there are alders several feet high.
The coast is dotted with small rocky islands, the summer home to many different sorts of sea birds including colonies of eider ducks.
Most of the land on southern Baffin Island belongs to the Inuit and is administrated by local Inuit associations.
www.canadianarcticholidays.ca /file07.htm   (517 words)

 .: Churchill Nature Tours - North Baffin Island Tour Itinerary :.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the morning flight by First Air to Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay) on the south of Baffin Island.
Travel by sled to Bylot Island and the nesting cliffs of the murres.
Camp for four nights on the island and at the floe edge where seabirds, whales and seals are numerous.
www.churchillnaturetours.com /tours/baffin-itinerary.html   (161 words)

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