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  • proper n. A strait between Ellesmere Island (Canada) and Greenland, connecting the Lincoln Sea in the Arctic Ocean with Baffin Bay.

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Examples

  • "The Nares Strait is a lesser outflow - the main one is the Fram Strait," he says.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • It is now drifting in a remote area called the Nares Strait between Greenland and

    The Guardian World News

  • It turns out that the new ice island -- the largest chunk of ice to break off the Petermann Glacier since 1962, having taken one quarter of the glacier's 40-mile long floating ice shelf with it -- is slowly making its way down a fjord in Northwest Greenland, toward the Nares Strait.

    Greenland's new ice island slides toward the sea

  • Still, a large number of smaller icebergs are likely to break off from it and some of these should make it out into the Nares Strait, and from there be swept along with the currents into the northern portions of Baffin Bay.

    Massive chunk of ice breaks off Greenland glacier

  • Andreas Muenchow, who is studying the Nares Strait between Greenland and Canada, said the ice sheet broke off early Thursday.

    Petermann Glacier: Giant Ice Island Breaks Off Greenland

  • Denmark and Canada, of course, have had a long-running and much publicized disagreement over sovereignty of Hans Island in the Nares Strait.

    Climate Change and Foreign Policy~ Chapter 5

  • The dispute started in 1973 when Denmark and Canada drew a border down the Nares Strait, between Canada's Ellesmere Island and Greenland, a semi-autonomous Danish territory.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Opposite Greenland along the ice-choked Nares Strait, Ellesmere population 146 is the northernmost isle of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and the most mountainous island in the Arctic Circle.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It is floating away from Petermann glacier and will enter into the Nares Strait, which separates Greenland from the Ellesmere Island in Canada.

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

  • "Around 1 per cent of Arctic ice by area went down the Nares Strait that year; more than double the usual amount," says Kwok.

    New Scientist - Online News

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