Scoresby Bay

Summary

Scoresby Bay
Scoresby Bay is located in Nunavut
Scoresby Bay
Scoresby Bay
LocationNares Strait
Coordinates79°53′N 71°33′W / 79.883°N 71.550°W / 79.883; -71.550 (Scoresby Bay)Coordinates: 79°53′N 71°33′W / 79.883°N 71.550°W / 79.883; -71.550 (Scoresby Bay)
Basin countriesCanada
SettlementsUninhabited

Scoresby Bay is an Arctic waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in Nares Strait by eastern Ellesmere Island's Darling Peninsula, west of Nunatami, Greenland.

The bay is named in honor of William Scoresby, an English Arctic explorer and scientist.

Geography

The area is characterized as a flood plain of gravel and silt.[1]

References

  1. ^ Aiken, S.G.; L.L. Consaul; M.J. Dallwitz. "Poaceae of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago". mun.ca. Retrieved 2009-06-11.