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  WHALE-FISHERY OR WHALING - LoveToKnow Article on WHALE-FISHERY OR WHALING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Davis Strait do not descend so far south as Cape Farewell, nor are those in the Greenland Sea known to pass westward round that cape.
The fishery in Davis Strait was begun in 1719 by the Dutch, who at first killed large numbers of whales and were subsequently followed by the British.
If the south-west fishery, in Davis Strait, were the first object of the voyage, the vessels arrived 'at the edge of the ice near Resolution Island in April.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /W/WH/WHALE_FISHERY_OR_WHALING.htm   (2766 words)

 Davis Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Davis Strait, situated between BAFFIN ISLAND and Greenland, is the entrance to BAFFIN BAY from the North Atlantic.
The shallowest waters in the strait are found along this sill, from 350 to 550 m deep, before plunging down to abyssal basins on either side.
The strait was first explored by John DAVIS, leader of 3 voyages 1585-87 organized by merchants of London, England.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002157   (215 words)

 Davis Strait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Davis Strait lies between mid-Western Greenland and the Canadian island of Baffin Island.
Water depths in Davis Strait, at around 1-2 kilometres, are substantially less than in Labrador Sea to the south and Baffin Bay to the north.
Davis Strait is underlain by complex geological features of buried basins and ridges, probably formed by strike-slip faulting during Palaeogene times about 45-62 million years ago.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Davis_Strait   (136 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
DAVIS (Davys), JOHN, navigator and explorer, discoverer of Davis Strait and the Falkland Islands, compiler of first Sailing Directions for the East Indies; b.
English energies were now absorbed in the struggle with Spain and, with the death of Walsingham in 1590, “the voyage was friendless.” Davis, however, convinced that the discovery of this northwest passage would contribute to the growth of England’s trade and thus to her national greatness, endeavoured to continue the search.
It was agreed that once the Straits of Magellan were cleared, Davis and his ship would be released to continue exploration up the “backe side of America” in search of the western entrance of the passage.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34283   (1242 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Davis Strait
Davis Strait, broad channel, connecting the North Atlantic Ocean and Baffin Bay, and separating Greenland and Baffin Island, northeastern Canada.
Spitsbergen, known previously to the Norwegians and rediscovered in 1596 by the Dutch navigator Willem Barents, became the center of English and...
Located in the Baffin Region, it is bordered by Baffin Bay and Davis Strait on...
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 Chapter Davis <i>to</i> Defoe of D by Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
Davis, or Davys, John (1550?-1605).—Navigator, known as Davis of Sandridge to distinguish him from another of the same name.
Davis, Thomas Osborne (1814-1845).—Poet, born at Mallow, educated at Trinity Coll., Dublin, and called to the Irish Bar 1838.
Davy, Sir Humphrey (1778-1829).—Chemist and man of letters, son of a wood-carver, was born at Penzance.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/259/1247/22347/1.html   (708 words)

 The Bowhead Whale, Balena mysticetus: Its Historic and Current Status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From counts obtained during the fall migration in 1978, Davis and Koski (1980) concluded that the population was "in the low hundreds at most." In 1979, an estimated 140 33 bowhead whales were observed migrating through the 1978 study area, separate from another group observed summering in Isabella Bay (Koski and Davis9).
Bowhead whales observed in Hudson Strait, which connects the Bay to the Labrador Sea, are believed to be migrants leaving the Hudson Bay area in the autumn or returning in the spring (Finley et al., 1982; Reeves and Mitchell, 1990).
In the Davis Strait stock, feeding behavior was observed in bowhead whales summering in Isabella Bay, Baffin Island (Finley, 1990).
nmml.afsc.noaa.gov /CetaceanAssessment/bowhead/bmsos.htm   (8628 words)

 Fishery Bulletin: Intermingling and seasonal migrations of Greenl... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For Greenland halibut released in Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, and the fjords of southwestern and eastern Greenland, a substantial portion of recovered fish demonstrated migratory behavior, up to 2500 km, primarily to Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.
The Greenland halibut populations off the eastern coast of Canada, in Davis Strait, in the fjords of western Greenland, in the Denmark Strait, and in Icelandic waters are believed to be recruited from these spawning grounds (Templeman, 1973; Sigurdsson (1)).
Greenland halibut tagged in Godthaab Fjord and recaptured in Denmark Strait (6 specimens) migrated an average of approximately 1100 km: whereas fish released in Godthaab Fjord and Davis Strait and recaptured off Newfoundland (1 and 2, respectively) migrated an average of 1800 km.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:90925216&refid=holomed_1   (3628 words)

 John Davis
John Davis (1550-1605) was a British scientist, cartographer (map maker), and writer on seamanship who made extensive explorations in the Arctic (Davis Strait is named after him).
Davis was well connected to the explorers, cartographers and scientists of his time.
Like many early explorers, Davis sought the "Northwest Passage", and although he was convinced that a passage existed, he was unsuccessful because of the ice.
www.athropolis.com /arctic-facts/fact-davis.htm   (280 words)

 Report Number 07   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Turbot Quotas, Allocations and Licensing in Davis Strait
The Committee is encouraged by the Minister's announcement of mandatory tagging gillnets in the Davis Strait turbot fishery, further experimental work on the use of net locators, and the implementation of observer coverage on the gillnet fleet.
Two topics identified as priorities for research were the status of stocks in Cumberland Sound (especially the movements of those stocks into Davis Strait), the status of stocks in Division 0A and the determination of whether this is a spawning ground or a sanctuary area.
www.parl.gc.ca /InfocomDoc/36/1/FISH/Studies/Reports/fishrp07/08-rap-e.htm   (8050 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Arctic Ocean land-locked - entrances at Bering Strait, Spitzbergen - Norwegian Se Greenland Sea/Barents Sea, Baffin Bay, Davis Strait, Labrador Sea.
Part into N. Atl, rest north up West coast of Greenalnd across Davis Strait and into Atl in Labrador current Some flow south along Robertson Channel and southward through QE Islands Sub-body north of Greenland and into the Beaufort Arctic exploration began with Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1497.
Davis explored Greenland and the Davis Strait area in 1585-88.
www.pmel.noaa.gov /data_rescue/arctic/arctic.geog   (232 words)

 Missoulian - Western Montana's News Online
Davis scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to guide the Griz to an 80-72 Big Sky Conference men's basketball win Thursday night in front of 3,815 fans at Dahlberg Arena.
Davis, the senior power forward who missed 10 games because of an academic suspension, was 10-for-13 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range.
Davis had seven points in a 9-0 run that ended with a steal and a layup by Kevin Criswell, giving the Griz the 16-point lead.
www.missoulian.com /articles/2005/02/04/sports/sports01.prt   (967 words)

 Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia - - Sunneshine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Davis went with Mermaid and Mooneshine to explore again the shores of Davis Strait, while Sunneshine and North Star sailed north to Iceland in search of a strait between there and Greenland.
In the meantime, Davis sailed up the coast to about 66°33N before crossing Davis Strait and sailing into Cumberland Gulf where "we plainely perceived a great current striking to the West.
Davis resumed his exploring in Helen, sailing north through the Davis Strait to a point he called Hope Sanderson (72°46N), arriving on June 30.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/ships/html/sh_088500_sunneshine.htm   (449 words)

 Davis, John on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the third exploration he sailed through Davis Strait into Baffin Bay and coasted down Baffin Island and across the east end of Hudson Strait.
In 1591, Davis sailed S for the Straits of Magellan, and in 1592 he sighted the Falkland Islands.
MIAMI, FL -- Brian Davis on the 12th tee during the first round of the Ford Championship at Doral on Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Miami, Florida.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/d/davisj1ohn.asp   (499 words)

 Fiamma Straneo's Projects
There are three main sources of freshwater into the North Atlantic: Fram Strait (east of Greenland), Davis Strait (west of Greenland) and Hudson Strait.
Of these, the first two are major pathways connecting the fresher, ice-producing Arctic Ocean with the North Atlantic, while Hudson Strait accumulates a large riverine input from the North American continent, formation of sea-ice over the entire Hudson Bay/Foxe Basin system and a small contribution from the Arctic via Hecla and Fury Strait.
After Fram and Davis Straits, Hudson Strait is the third largest input of freshwater into the Labrador Sea (and hence the North Atlantic).
www.whoi.edu /science/PO/people/fstraneo/hudson/hudson.html   (310 words)

 Mifflin Announces Northern Turbot Quotas for Davis Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
OTTAWA-Fred Mifflin, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced allocations for the Greenland halibut (turbot) fishery in the Davis Strait, off the east coast of Baffin Island.
Turbot in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Sub-area 0, located in Davis Strait, is part of a stock in NAFO Sub-areas 0 + 1, shared between Canada and Greenland.
Due to the reduction (from 3,500 tonnes in 1995) in quota available for Canadian companies and associations wishing to charter foreign vessels, no new participants will be given access to this quota this year.
www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca /media/newsrel/1996/hq-ac25a_e.htm   (418 words)

 John Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Davis sighted land somewhere along the east Gronland coast on his first voyage and rounded Cape Farewell, which he thought was Frobisher's "Queen Elizabeth's Forelande"
Davis reached the vicinity of Upernavik in 72º42'N on his third voyage
Davis was the first person to draw attention to the sealing and whaling possibilities in Davis Strait and to show that the Newfoundland cod fisheries extended far northwards along the Labrador Coast
collections.ic.gc.ca /arctic/explore/davis.htm   (274 words)

 OSU Nares Strait Meteorological Modeling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nares Strait is a narrow passage between northern Ellesmere Island and Greenland, with orographic features reaching 500-2000 m on both sides, which tend to channel the surface winds along the strait.
Thus, in order to understand the variability and forcing of freshwater fluxes through Nares Strait, it is important to develop quantitative estimates of local surface winds.
The field program for the Nares Strait component of CATS began with hydrographic surveys and mooring deployments in July-August 2003, and will continue through summer 2007.
nares.oce.orst.edu /~cmet/nares   (142 words)

 William Baffin - Arctic Explorers - All Things Arctic
Baffin was convinced that there was no passage north of Davis Strait and concluded that there was in fact no Northwest Passage.
On the second voyage in 1616, the Discovery passed north through Davis Strait, a 400 mile long and 200 to 400 mile wide channel of the Atlantic Ocean between southwestern Greenland and southeastern Baffin Island.
Their conclusions regarding Davis Strait were generally accepted and it was not until two centuries later that the area would again attract interest.
www.allthingsarctic.com /exploration/baffin.aspx   (509 words)

 Nunatsiaq News
NTI President Paul Quassa isn’t keen on splitting Nunavut’s share of Davis Strait’s fish-rich waters with a Nunavik fishery.
In fact, NTI already considers its share of the Davis Strait turbot fishery to be too small.
Makivik has nonetheless maintained it has a claim on the region, saying that Nunavimmiut were fishing in the Davis Strait long before others from southern Canada.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/nunavut010430/nvt10413_01.html   (609 words)

 Davis Strait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Disko - Disko, island, 3,312 sq mi (8,578 sq km), in the Davis Strait off W Greenland.
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 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Balaena mysticetus
All bowhead populations were severely depleted by commercial whaling, which began in the northeastern Atlantic in the 1600s.
The Davis Strait-Baffin Bay and Hudson Bay-Foxe Basin stocks are hunted by Inuit of eastern Canada.
The hunting in Alaska and Russia is regulated by the IWC in close collaboration with national agencies and regional co-management bodies, while that in Canada is co-managed by the national government and regional bodies created under land-claim agreements (Canada withdrew from the IWC in 1982).
www.redlist.org /search/details.php?species=2467   (540 words)

 Part 4: Wildlife Management and Harvesting in Marine Areas Beyond the Nunavik Marine Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Government shall seek the advice of the NMRWB with respect to any wildlife management decisions in Southern and Northern Davis Strait and Hudson Bay Zones which would affect the substance and value of Nunavik Inuit harvesting rights and opportunities within the NMR.
The NMRWB may identify wildlife research requirements and deficiencies, review research proposals and applications, and where appropriate recommend acceptance or rejection of such proposals or applications within Southern and Northern Davis Strait and Hudson Bay Zones and, in making any decisions which affects Southern Davis Strait and Hudson Bay Zones, Government shall consider such recommendations.
The portion will include any turbot allocation for the Southern Davis Strait Zone provided to, or to be provided to, Makivik Corporation or any of its subsidiaries in the calendar year in which the Final Agreement takes effect.
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca /pr/agr/nunavik/mareg/art54_e.html   (862 words)

 AllRefer.com - Davis Strait (Arctic Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
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Davis Strait, c.400 mi (640 km) long and c.180 mi (290 km) wide at the narrowest point, between Greenland and Baffin Island, NE Canada, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Baffin Bay.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Davis Strait
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/DavisStr.html   (164 words)

 The search for a Northwest Passage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Some explorers looked for a Northwest Passage--that is, a strait or other body of water that would allow ships to sail through North America to reach Asia.
In 1585, John Davis, another English navigator, discovered and explored what are now Davis Strait between Greenland and Canada and Cumberland Sound in northeastern Canada.
By the close of the 1700's, the territory that had been explored included Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay, Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, and the icy seas from Greenland to Svalbard and from Svalbard to Novaya Zemlya.
www.worldbook.com /features/explorers/html/age_search.html   (385 words)

 Nunavut Bowhead Whale Hunt a Sad Start to Sovereignty
Even as we are in favour of aboriginal self-determination and sovereignty, the return to traditional ways often involves the very elements that make the protection and preservation of biodiversity such a challenge for our group.
The Davis Strait/Baffin Bay stock of Bowhead whales is currently estimated by the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee to include only 350 animals.
In 1996, a bowhead whale was taken from the even more uncertain Foxe Basin/Hudson Strait group; a whale that was mostly discarded after it sank and raised to the surface some time later after partial decomposition.
home.earthlink.net /~projseawolf/Nunavut.htm   (823 words)

 Greenland - North America: denmark strait, baffin bay, davis strait, ice cap, government history
Greenland (Greenlandic Kalaallit Nunaat; Danish Gronland), island which is an internally self-governing part of Denmark, situated between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
Greenland lies mostly north of the Arctic Circle and is separated from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, on the west, primarily by Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, and from Iceland, on the east, by the Denmark Strait.
The largest island in the world, Greenland has a maximum extent, from its northernmost point on Cape Morris Jesup to Cape Farewell in the extreme south, of 2,660 km (1,650 mi).
www.countriesquest.com /north_america/greenland.htm   (156 words)

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