Davis Strait

Davis Strait is the broadest strait in the world, lies north of the Labrador Sea and is located between mid-western Greenland and Nunavut, Canada's Baffin Island. It was named after the English explorer John Davis (1550-1605), who explored the region while looking for a Northwest passageway.



It has composite geographical features of hidden grabens (basins) and ridges which are formed by strike-slip faulting. The strike-slip faulting changed the plate-tectonic motions of Labrador Sea to Baffin Bay. The water depth of the Sea ranges between 1 and 2 thousand meters, which is considerably shallower than the Sea on the south.

The Davis Strait is well-known for its violent tides; its range varies from 30 to 60 ft (9.1 to 18 m).

List of Seas in Atlantic Ocean

Adriatic Sea
Gulf of Mexico
Aegean Sea
Gulf of Sidra
Alboran Sea
Gulf of StLawrence
Argentine Sea
Gulf of Venezuela
Bay of Biscay
Ionian Sea
Bay of Bothnia
Labrador Sea
Bay of Campeche
Ligurian Sea