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The GULF OF BOOTHIA /ˈbuːθiə/ is a body of water in Nunavut
Nunavut
, Canada
Canada
. Administratively it is divided between the Kitikmeot Region on the west and the Qikiqtaaluk Region
Qikiqtaaluk Region
on the east. It merges north into Prince Regent Inlet
Prince Regent Inlet
, the two forming a single bay with different names for its parts. It is surrounded by, clockwise, Baffin Island
Baffin Island
, Fury and Hecla Strait
Fury and Hecla Strait
, the Melville Peninsula
Melville Peninsula
, the Canadian mainland, the Boothia Peninsula
Boothia Peninsula
and perhaps Bellot Strait if the Gulf can be said to extend that far north. The south end is Committee Bay , northwest of which are the Simpson Peninsula and Pelly Bay
Pelly Bay
. In addition to its connection to Prince Regent Inlet
Prince Regent Inlet
one can use an icebreaker to go east through the Fury and Hecla Strait, or, with luck, pass the Bellot Strait westward.

In 1822 it was seen by some of William Edward Parry
William Edward Parry
's men who went on foot along the ice-choked Fury and Hecla Strait. In 1829 it was entered by John Ross (Arctic explorer)
John Ross (Arctic explorer)
who was frozen in for four years and named it for his patron Sir Felix Booth . Its south end was explored by John Rae (explorer) in 1846/47 who reached it overland from the south.

FURTHER READING

* Barber, D. G., and J. Iacozza. 2004. "Historical Analysis of Sea Ice Conditions in M'Clintock Channel and the Gulf of Boothia, Nunavut: Implications for Ringed Seal and Polar Bear Habitat". Arctic. 57: 1-14. * Collin, A. E. An Oceanographic Study of Prince Regent Inlet, the Gulf of Boothia
Gulf of Boothia
and Adjacent Waters. : Atlantic Oceanographic Group, 1958. * Markham, Albert Hastings, and Sherard Osborn. A Whaling Cruise to Baffin's Bay and the Gulf of Boothia. And an Account of the Rescue of the Crew of the "Polaris.". London: S. Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1875.

Coordinates : 70°40′N 91°00′W / 70.667°N 91.000°W / 70.667; -91.000 (Gulf of Boothia)

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Gulfs of Nunavut
Nunavut

KITIKMEOT REGION

* Boothia * Coronation * Queen Maud

QIKIQTAALUK REGION

* Boothia * Buchan

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ARCTIC OCEAN

* Amundsen Gulf * Barents Sea
Barents Sea
* Beaufort Sea
Beaufort Sea
* Chukchi Sea
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* East Siberian Sea
East Siberian Sea
* Greenland Sea
Greenland Sea
* Gulf of Boothia * Kara Sea
Kara Sea
* Laptev Sea
Laptev Sea
* Lincoln Sea
Lincoln Sea
* Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
* Pechora Sea * Queen Victoria Sea
Queen Victoria Sea
* Wandel Sea
Wandel Sea
* White Sea
White Sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN

* Adriatic Sea
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* Aegean Sea
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* Alboran Sea * Archipelago Sea
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* Argentine Sea
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* Baffin Bay
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* Bothnian Sea
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* Caribbean Sea
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* Celtic Sea * English Channel
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* Foxe Basin
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* Greenland Sea
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* Gulf of Bothnia
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* Gulf of Finland
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* Gulf of Lion
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* Gulf of Guinea
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* Gulf of Saint Lawrence
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* Gulf of Sidra
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* Gulf of Venezuela
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* Hudson Bay
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* Ionian Sea
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* Irish Sea
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* Irminger Sea
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* James Bay
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* Sea of the Hebrides
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* Thracian Sea * Tyrrhenian Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
* Wadden Sea
Wadden Sea

INDIAN OCEAN

* Andaman Sea
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* Arabian Sea
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* Bali Sea
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* Bay of Bengal
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* Flores Sea
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* Great Australian Bight
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* Gulf of Aqaba
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* Gulf of Oman
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* Gulf of Suez * Java Sea
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* Laccadive Sea
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* Mozambique Channel * Persian Gulf
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* Red Sea
Red Sea
* Timor Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN

* Arafura Sea
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* Banda Sea
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* Bering Sea
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* Bismarck Sea
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* Bohai Sea
Bohai Sea
* Bohol Sea
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* Camotes Sea
Camotes Sea
* Celebes Sea
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* Ceram Sea
Ceram Sea
* Chilean Sea
Chilean Sea
* Coral Sea
Coral Sea
* East China Sea
East China Sea
* Gulf of Alaska
Gulf of Alaska
* Gulf of Anadyr * Gulf of California * Gulf of Carpentaria
Gulf of Carpentaria
* Gulf of Fonseca
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* Gulf of Panama
Gulf of Panama
* Gulf of Thailand
Gulf of Thailand
* Gulf of Tonkin
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* Halmahera Sea
Halmahera Sea
* Koro Sea
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* Mar de Grau * Molucca Sea
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* Moro Gulf * Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
* Salish Sea
Salish Sea
* Savu Sea
Savu Sea
* Sea of Japan
Sea of Japan
* Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Okhotsk
* Seto Inland Sea
Seto Inland Sea
* Shantar Sea * Sibuyan Sea
Sibuyan Sea
* Solomon Sea
Solomon Sea
* South China Sea
South China Sea
* Sulu Sea
Sulu Sea
* Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
* Visayan Sea * Yellow Sea
Yellow Sea

SOUTHERN OCEAN

* Amundsen Sea * Bellingshausen Sea * Cooperation Sea * Cosmonauts Sea * Davis Sea * D\'Urville Sea * King Haakon VII Sea * Lazarev Sea * Mawson Sea
Mawson Sea
* Riiser-Larsen Sea * Ross Sea
Ross Sea
* Scotia Sea
Scotia Sea
* Somov Sea
Somov Sea
* Weddell Sea

LANDLOCKED SEAS

* Aral Sea
Aral Sea
* Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
* Dead Sea
Dead Sea
* Salton Sea
Salton Sea

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