Baffin Bay and Labrador Sea encompass a vast marine region straddling the international jurisdictions of Canada and Greenland (Fig. 1). Together, these marine bodies encompass more than 1 500 000 km2 and they are bounded by a vast and geographically-complicated shoreline characterized by long fiords and deep channels. Sea-ice forms in much of Baffin Bay in winter, while icebergs originating from glaciers descending from the Greenland icecap create a constant hazard across the marine region during summer. Although much of the surrounding coastline is precipitous, a significant extent of continental shelf is present in these marine basins,...

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