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Sea Ice Along Shores of Baffin Island, Canada

68.1N 70.9W

March 6th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Canada - February 23rd, 2010

Canada - February 23rd, 2010

Swirls of ice line the eastern shores of Baffin Island, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The swirled pattern is caused by ice that takes on the shape of water currents as it melts or freezes.

Baffin Island is the largest member of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world, with an area of 507,451 km2 (195,928 sq mi) and has a population of 11,000 (2006).

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