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Greenish Waters of Larsen Sound, Canada

70.6N 95.9W

August 24th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Canada - July 24th, 2011

The greenish body of water in the lower part of this image is Larsen Sound, an Arctic waterway in Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located south of Prince of Wales Island, west of the Boothia Peninsula, north of King William Island and east of Gateshead Island. To the west and north-west the sound opens into the M’Clintock Channel, to the north-east it opens into Peel Sound, to the south-east into James Ross Strait, and to the south-west into Victoria Strait.

In the full image, the Gulf of Boothia can be seen to the east, also greenish in color. Also in Nunavut, Canada, the western side is within Kitikmeot Region while the eastern side is in Qikiqtaaluk Region. It is situated between Baffin Island and the Boothia Peninsula. It is bounded by the Melville Peninsula and the Canadian mainland to the south; to the north it leads into Prince Regent Inlet and Lancaster Sound.

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