from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An arm of the Arctic Ocean between Victoria and Melville islands in northern Canada. It is a section of the Northwest Passage but is navigable only under favorable weather conditions.
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If you look at EPA report, you can see what O'Neill left out in order to hide the trends in bear populations two polar bear populations are designated as increasing (Viscount Melville Sound and M'Clintock Channel-both were severely reduced in the past and are recovering under conservative harvest limits);
Inter-island movements of Peary caribou south of Viscount Melville Sound, Northwest Territories.